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farmer suicides


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.

Gujarat: Farmer kills herself after crop failure due to unseasonal rainfall

November 04, 2019 2:15 am

According to police, Manjula Parmar, a resident of Modarsumba village under Modasa region, was a widow and allegedly took the extreme step at her house on Sunday morning.

15 kms away Fadnavis' rally, farm worker hangs self in Buldhana

October 14, 2019 3:07 am

Nirupama Dange, Buldhana district collector, said Talware did not own any land. “The apparent cause of suicide does not seem to be linked to agriculture. He was in bad terms with his father and wife and had frequent disagreements with them,” she said.

Tamil Nadu farmer ends life in front of bank over repayment of loan

August 01, 2019 8:44 pm

The farmer approached the bank on Thursday but the authorities told him that the documents can be returned only if the entire loan amount was repaid, police said.

Maharashtra Agri Minister's plea to farmers: 'Don't think of committing suicide'

June 22, 2019 12:46 pm

Bonde's assurance comes a day after the state government informed the Legislative Assembly that Maharashtra has recorded 12,021 farmer suicides during the last four years, with Marathwada and Vidarbha being the worst hit regions.