Sunday, November 21, 2010

Yet another woman farmer ends life.

Dear All,

Adding to the shame on our state, another woman farmer ends her life.

Dileswari Patel, a 40 year old farmer from Purnapani village in Kuchinda block, consumed poison owing to crop failure.  Dileswari had taken up farming of paddy on 10 acres but due to failed monsoon she was hopeful of harvesting only on one and half acres.  Reports said she had taken loan from various sources including Microfinance and Kisan Credit Card. 

On 26th of August, not very far from Kuchinda, in Phalsabahal village under Jamankira block, another woman farmer Soudamini Naik had committed suicide earning the state a dubious distinction, of first women farmer suicide.  

It is high time the state and its machineries look towards the farmers and other distressed people rather than devoting energy defending environmental crimes of Vedanta, POSCO, JSPL and all such industries.  

Thanks and regards,

Ranjan Panda

Water Initiatives Odisha: Fighting water woes, combating climate change... more than two decades now!

Mobile: +919437050103

Skype: ranjan.climatecrusader

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