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Agriculture: Farmers' Suicides

Odisha Govt Neglected Farm Sector, Forced Farmers To Commit Suicide: BJP

Nov 03, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Showing a list of farmers who allegedly committed suicide, BJP leader Basant Panda urged the state government to grant compensation to the kin of the deceased peasants at the earliest

Loan Amounting Over 5.5 Crore Of 850 UP Farmers Will Be Taken Care Of: Amitabh Bachchan

Oct 19, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

Big B has posted on his blog that over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified and their loans will be managed.


Kisan Kranti Yatra: Won't Accept Govt Assurance, Protest Will Continue, Say Farmers

They are marching as part of their "Kisan Kranti Padyatra" to demand loan waiver, reduction in electricity and fuel prices and implementation of recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission.

Farmer Neck Deep In Debt Commits Suicide In Odisha

Aug 06, 2018 Outlook Web Bureau

A farmer from Odhisha's Kalahandi who was neck deep in debt committed suicide by consuming poison.


Why There Is A Rise In Farm Labour Suicides

The collection of separate figures for suicides of farmers and farm labour has started in 2014, the year in which there were 5650 farmers committed suicides as against 6710 cases of farm labour suicides.

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31 July, 2018

Unable To Pay Loan, Maharashtra Farmer Drinks Poison, Sets Self On Fire

Outlook Web Bureau

The farmer went to his farm and subsequently consumed poison and set himself ablaze after building his own pyre with woods and animal fodder



02 May, 2018

Narendra Modi Reaches Out To Karnataka Farmers Via NaMo App, Promises To Double Their Income By 2022

Outlook Web Bureau

'We should convince farmers on the need for govt sensitive to their issue', said PM Modi


13 April, 2018

'Left With No Option But Suicide,' Low Returns, Pressure From Lenders Force MP Farmer To Throw 100 Crates Of Tomatoes

Outlook Web Bureau

Pappu is not the only farmer to be facing this problem in the state that boasts of farmer-friendly schemes.


11 April, 2018

Debt-Ridden Maharashtra Farmer Consumes Poison, Names PM Modi In Suicide Note

Outlook Web Bureau

"Chayare had taken a loan of Rs 90,000 from a local credit cooperative society and borrowed Rs 3 lakh from a private money lender."


27 March, 2018

The Farmers’ March Should Have Its Own Agenda Rather Than Swaminathan Commission’s

S. Mohammed Irshad

The demands of protesting farmers in Maharashtra were limited by the thinking of the Swaminathan Commission and are insufficient to address the agricultural sector’s problems in the long run


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23 March, 2018

Tamil Nadu Farmers Receive Rs 5, Rs 10 Cheques As Compensation For Crop Loss

Outlook Web Bureau

The state government has admitted to the error, which they say happened during the disbursal of cheques in certain villages of Dindigul.


23 March, 2018

Anna Hazare Joins Farmers Crusade Against Agrarian Crisis, Starts Indefinite Hunger Strike

Outlook Web Bureau

Earlier, 31 apolitical farmer associations from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh participated to set the agenda for the March 23 satyagraha.


17 March, 2018

Not Only In India, Farmers Are Committing Suicides In US Too, Says Mathieu Roy, Whose Film Sheds Light On Agrarian Crisis

Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

The Montreal-based filmmaker shares experience of filming The Dispossessed, a three-hour long documentary on global agrarian crisis.



29 January, 2018

Family Of Farmer Who Died After Drinking Poison Refuses To Accept Body

Prachi Pinglay-Plumber

The picture of the octogenarian waiting in the corridors of the secretariat was doing rounds on social media


26 December, 2017

Maharashtra Reports 1,497 Farmer Suicides Since Loan Waiver Declared In June

Outlook Web Bureau

This is just a drop of 4.2% as compared to the 1,563 cases reported in the same period last year


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17 November, 2017

Telangana, Second In Farmer Suicides, To Send 1,000 Officials To Israel For 'Agro Skills Enchancement'

Outlook Web Bureau

This 15-day trip is scheduled in December might cost the state approximately Rs 25 crore to Rs 30 crores


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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