Thursday, October 22, 2009

Odisha govt. wakes up as farmers commit suicide

Another farmer commits suicide in Odisha. The farmer has been identified as Sunil Sutar from Murtuma-6 village under Umarkote police station area of Nawrangpur district. His body was recovered from a paddy field.

He had a debt of Rs 40,000 and could not repay the loan he had taken. According to Police crop failure due to irregular rainfall and loan burden is the cause of his suicide. Five farmers ended their life between October 4 to 21, this was the first such incident reported from southern part of the state.

The Odisha Government have decided to form a joint-committee of revenue and said agriculture departments will study the problems suffered by the farmers.

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