SAMBALPUR: Arjun Rohidas of Kasada village in Jamankira still goes about the annual routine of reaping the harvest. What is missing is the sweet taste of his own labour.

Crop failure over the last two seasons has forced Arjun to work as a daily wager at Padiabahal.

His is not the only case, drought affected farmers of western Orissa have turned farm hands for a living.