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Defaulting Punjab farmers face jail as banks file criminal cases

All the farmers who faced criminal action for defaulting on loans say they were made to sign on blank cheques.

In Kerala district hit by floods, five farmer suicides since January

During the floods in August, Idukki district saw many landslides. While 59 people were killed, about 11,530 hectares of agricultural land was destroyed.


Farmer immolates self in Rajkot, family blame it on 'crop failure'

Family members and neighbours woke up in the middle of the night after hearing his cries and broke open the door of his room. He was rushed to civil hospital where he succumbed while undergoing treatment.

Farmers' suicide: In six prone districts of Vidarbha, tally continues to drop since 2015

Till December 29 this year, 1,102 suicides have been registered officially as per figures tabulated by the state government task force Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swawlamban Mission.

Jamnagar farmer commits suicide, police book three moneylenders

In his complaint, Karshan stated that his elder brother had borrowed money from one Hemant of Rajkot and Mehul and Karubha of Rajpar village of Dhrol taluka.

Maharashtra: Charter of demands for farmer widows

According to NGO Makaam, which helps women in drought-affected areas and has been working with the women’s commission to safeguard the rights of farmer widows, getting legal land title rights for widows in villages remains a major issue.


Constitutional body should decide MPs’ pay hike: Varun Gandhi

“A lot of politics today has become about saying the easiest things to win. The political parties manifestos are full of things that can never be done. The problem is that we are always looking for messiahs and not looking for solutions to the problems,” Varun Gandhi said.

2016 vs 2015: 20% drop in farmer suicides but 10% spike in suicides of farm labour

According to figures released by the government for 2016 — the latest year for which data is available — farmer suicides in 2016 have come down to 6,351 from 8,007 in 2015 — a drop of 21%.

Maharashtra: In three months, 639 farmers committed suicide owing to crop failure and debt

"Of the 188, families of 174 farmers have received compensation," Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil said, saying 122 cases were declared ineligible for compensation, while 329 cases are pending for further investigation.

Ludhiana: Farmer ends life after argument with neighbour over rainwater in paddy fields

The deceased blamed farmer Ajit Singh and his two sons, Sukhwinder Singh alias Billa and Jarnail Singh, for taking the extreme step. The three were absconding, police said.