Tag Archives: Drought Situation

Uma Bharti calls for Water Revolution to fight drought situation

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Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Sushri Uma Bharti has  called for water revolution in the country. She expressed her concern over drought in certain parts of the country. She directed officials of Central Water Commission and other allied agencies in her Ministry to visit every block of drought affected areasContinue Reading…

Odisha’s economy to grow at 6.16 percent in 2015-16

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Bhubaneswar, March 18: Odisha, despite facing a severe drought situation, should see its economy record 6.16 percent growth in the current year, said the economic survey report for 2015-16. The survey, tabled in the state assembly on Thursday, said that the broad industry and services sectors with robust anticipated real growth rates of 10.58 percentContinue Reading…

Farmers’ Suicide in Odisha: Two more farmers end life

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 17:  Two debt ridden farmers have committed suicide in two different in districts of Odisha on Tuesday morning. Drought situation, crop loss and loan burden claimed two more lives in the state. As per reports, the duo farmers identified as Labanya Santa of Purunapani village under Nandahandi block in Nabarangpur district and SusilContinue Reading…

One More Farmer ends life in Odisha’ Cuttack District

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Cuttack, Nov 10: There is no sigh of abate in farmers’ suicide in Odisha despite state government’s assurance to the distress farmers. One more farmer ended his life in the district of Cuttack on Tuesday due to crop loss and loan burden. As per reports, Sanjay Pradhan of Patanda village in Atagarh block of CuttackContinue Reading…

Five more Farmers end lives in Odisha

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 6: Five more farmers have ended their lives in the state following crop loss and debt burden on Thursday. Farmers in the state have been taking such extreme step despite the state government’s declaration of special drought package and other measures. In five separate incidents – farmers of five districts – Nuapada, Kendrapara,Continue Reading…

Odisha Government gets Death Report of 48 Farmers

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 4: The Naveen Patnaik-led Odisha government on Tuesday confirmed receiving the death report of 48 farmers, even as two more farmers committed suicide. The government said it would issue a white paper on the death of farmers. Even as the state government has declared a drought package of Rs.1,000 crore, it has failed toContinue Reading…

Drought Situation: Odisha Congress calls 12-Hour Deogarh Bandh

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Bhubaneswar, Nov 2: Normal life disrupted in Deogarh as Odisha Congress unit called dawn-to-dusk bandh on Monday. The district Congress leaders called the strike demanding the state government to declare the entire district as drought-hit. Odisha Jana Morcha (OJM) has joined the strike called by the Congress leaders. The people of the district too supportedContinue Reading…

Odisha Farmer commits suicide, Kin donate his Eyes

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 28: Driven to end his life because of drought and debt in Odisha’s Sundarpur village, in death Baidhar Mahali helped a visually impaired person to view the world once again. Mahali of Sundarpur village in Bhadrak district, allegedly consumed poison to end his life and died at Cuttack SCB Medical College and HospitalContinue Reading…

Odisha BJP attacks Naveen-Government over Drought Package

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 26: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Odisha unit attacked the Naveen government for its assessment on drought situation, farmers’ suicide and drought package. Addressing at a press conference here, senior BJP leader Bijoy Mohapatra lampoon the state government for its drawing-room assessment on drought situation.  He termed the drought package declared by the governmentContinue Reading…

Odisha Congress to hold Chasi Banchao Rally on Nov 6

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Bhubaneswar, Oct 21: Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) has decided to organize ‘Chasi Banchao’ rally on November 6 in all blocks across the state over the drought situation and farmers suicides issues. OPCC President Prasad Harichandan, addressing a press conference here today, said that the BJD government failed in tackling drought situation as a resultContinue Reading…


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