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As Punjab farmer suicides continue, call for complete loan waiver

The state government has waived loans worth Rs 5,256 crore of 8.68 lakh farmers and farm labourers in two- and-a-half years.

It is time we recognised that survey data cannot be interpreted in the way it used to be

India was a pioneer in data collection some 70 years ago. It should be recalled that GDP data in the first 30- odd years was based on the consumption data collected by the NSSO. Poverty rates, and policies, were based on NSSO data.


Farmers suicides increased after UPA announced Rs 70,000 crore loan waiver: govt

Replying to a question on whether the SC had suggested that the government bring out a national policy to control farmers suicides, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said the court order stated an issue like this could not be dealt with overnight.

BKU: Since loan waiver rollout, 430 Punjab farmers committed suicide in a year

At the moment, loans taken from cooperative societies and banks are being waived for both small and marginal farmers. Loan of nationalised and commercial banks will be taken up after completing the process of the cooperative banks.

Major chunk of agriculture sales should go to farmers: Adi Godrej

"Unfortunately we developed a traditional middle man system that is quite inefficient," the chairman of Godrej Group said while speaking at an agri-conclave focusing on 'Shaping the Future of Indian Agriculture'.

As garlic prices fall, Rajasthan records five farmer suicides

Govt denies link between prices and suicides, cites procurement under MIA.


Maharashtra: Lack of staff ail mental health programme for farmers

The programme started in 2015 across 14 districts that recorded a high incidence of farmer suicides. Latest data with the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) shows until February 2018, 16,968 farmers have been diagnosed depressed.

3,515 farmers committed suicide in five years in Karnataka

Out of the 3,515 suicide cases reported, agriculture department accepted 2,525 cases which were due to drought and crop failure, the Karnataka Agricultural Department data said.

Madras High Court notice to Centre, Tamil Nadu govt on PIL over farmer's death

A petition was filed referring to court rulings which hold that bank officials are not supposed to indulge in violence to recover the loan amount.

Maharashtra reports 855 farmer suicides in April-Jan this year: Govt

Responding to a separate query on number of farmer suicides in Maharashtra, junior agriculture minister Parshottam Rupala said that the state has reported 855 cases of suicides during January-April of 2017, in comparison to 1,023 cases of farmers suicides in the year-ago period.