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farmer suicides


5 farm suicides in 4 days: Agri minister tells DCs to visit kin of deceased, start compensation process

October 02, 2021 11:16 am

BKU Ugrahan has demanded compensation of Rs 60,000 per acre for farmers and 30,000 per acre compensation for farm labourers. However, government rates are Rs 12,000 per acre for farmers.

Odisha farmer dies by suicide after paddy distress sale

August 07, 2021 11:52 pm

Unable to get the minimum selling price, the farmer was forced to sell the produce at a minimal cost, incurring a loss of Rs 1.5 lakh, his son said.

FARMER-SON SUICIDE CASE: Majithia demands cheating case against Punjab CM, PPCC chief

March 03, 2021 1:09 am

Majithia said the suicide note left by Jagtar mentioned "Congress government's promise of waiving the loans", and added that it further read that "the loan taken from a society was not waived off".

Maharashtra: 14,591 farmers committed suicide in in five years, says Minister

March 02, 2020 6:11 pm

"From October 2014 to August 2019, as many as 14,591 farmers have committed suicide, of which 5,430 cases are disqualified for any help, while another 214 cases are pending for enquiry," Vijay Wadettiwar said.

Farmer suicides: Andhra govt pays first tranche of compensation to families

February 22, 2020 2:44 am

Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy said 1,513 farmers committed suicide during the previous regime and vowed to give compensation to families of all the remaining 1,122 farmers that the TDP did not compensate.

Bias exists in survey responses, but also in government’s own telling

January 04, 2020 12:55 pm

The immediate cause for suspecting the genuineness of survey responses is the divergence in the estimates of households with access to toilets.

26 farmers committed suicide in 5 yrs: Gujarat govt

December 11, 2019 9:58 am

In a supplementary question, Bharwad sought to know the steps taken to reduce farmer suicides

NCRB silence on farmer suicides: Reason given by govt fails against earlier data

December 02, 2019 6:53 am

The latest NCRB report does not enlist reasons for farmer suicides.

Sitharaman directs NABARD to help J&K, Ladakh increase farm produce, utilise solar energy

November 13, 2019 6:12 pm

While stressing on the need to exploit solar energy in the high altitude deserts of Ladakh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said: “I have requested Chairman of NABARD to visit Jammu and Kashmir so that NABARD can support the farmers there."

NCRB data on farmers’ suicides is out with key omission — reasons

November 09, 2019 4:07 am

The data shows that Maharashtra accounted for almost 40 per cent of all farmer suicides in the country in 2016. Karnataka (1,212) was second on the list but still recorded 50 per cent less farmers’ suicides than Maharashtra.