Farmer Commits Suicide Due To Crop Loss

Kandhamal: A farmer allegedly committed suicide due to crop loss due to flood situation here in the district. The deceased was identified as Govardhan Mallick of Kilupada village under Nuagaon block. According to sources, Mallick took extreme step by consuming pesticide to end his life. He died while undergoing treatment at the Sub-Divisional Hospital (SDH) […]

Naveen Demands Immediate Action on the Promise of MSP Hike

New Delhi: Demanding immediate intervention from the Centre, Hon’ble CM of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik pointed out that Minimum Support Price (MSP) is a Central Government prerogative and despite repeated requests to the Centre, it has been ignored. BJD demanded that this was in line with the Swaminathan Committee’s recommendation and should have been actioned […]

BJP, Congress Promise Agri Loan Waiver in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promised to waive all agricuture loans in Odisha, if they are voted to power in the 2019 general elections. BJP also promised to make provisions for interest-free loans to farmers. BJP has started Mandi Chaala Abhiyan from yesterday and it will continue till January 7 across the state. BJP […]

Farmers Defy 144, Vow to Intensify Agitation

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of farmers, under the banner of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan, yesterday defied prohibitory orders (Section 144), broke police cordon and tried to enter Bhubaneswar city to press their demands for price, prestige and pension. The proposed farmers’ rally in state capital could not take place with Sangathan chief Akshaya Kumar and other farmer leaders being arrested. […]

Thousands of Farmers March Towards Odisha Capital

Section 144 imposed on NH 16 25 platoons force deployed Police detaining and checking night buses Bhubaneswar: Thousands of farmers from coastal Odisha district are marching towards Bhubaneswar to join the Krushak samabesh today. Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) members started two padayatras on October 29 demanding pension and proper price to their agriculture produces. One padayatra started from Kuakhia in […]

After Mumbai, Farmers in Odisha Stage Protest

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Farmers united under the banner of Navnirman Krushak Sangathan (NKS) demanding MSP and Pension After Mumbai, it was the turn of the Odisha assembly to face protests by farmers as thousands of them launched a dharna from yesterday. The farmers are demanding a hike in the minimum support price (MSP) of paddy […]