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Farmer dies by suicide at Khatkar toll plaza

June 16, 2021 9:54 pm

A 55-year-old farmer allegedly died by suicide by consuming a poisonous substance at a dharna site at Khatkar toll plaza of Jind on Tuesday night.

141 farmers have committed suicide over 10-month period till Feb 1, Chhattisgarh govt informs House

February 27, 2021 11:57 am

Following the government’s answer, the BJP staged a walkout from the House, expressing dissatisfaction over the reply.

‘Loan waived but no info’, farmers father-son die by suicide; note blames Centre, state govt

February 23, 2021 2:56 pm

On Friday night, farmers Jagtar Singh Bajwa (70), who had remained sarpanch of his village and was currently numberdar (second headman), and his son, Kirpal Singh Bajwa (40), died by suicide.

Counselling for farmers after 3 suicides: ‘Away from kin, stir taking a toll’

January 08, 2021 7:48 am

While doctors have been present at the protest sites, the NGO United Sikhs decided to offer counselling services alarmed by the suicide cases, and worried that there may be a spurt as the long stay in the open and in the cold.

Ex-Chief Statistician Pronab Sen: For data credibility, need to fix calendar for its release

January 24, 2020 11:04 am

As of now, the government does have a calender for release of data sets such as national accounts, Index of Industrial Production and inflation. But there are no specific timeline for release of labour force statistics and consumption expenditure surveys.

As Punjab farmer suicides continue, call for complete loan waiver

September 17, 2019 4:52 am

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

July 27, 2019 10:19 am

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

July 10, 2019 7:04 am

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

January 26, 2019 3:31 pm

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

December 11, 2018 6:18 pm

"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'.