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
Big B has posted on his blog that over 850 farmers from Uttar Pradesh have been identified and their loans will be managed.
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.
A farmer from Odhisha's Kalahandi who was neck deep in debt committed suicide by consuming poison.
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.
The farmer went to his farm and subsequently consumed poison and set himself ablaze after building his own pyre with woods and animal fodder
'We should convince farmers on the need for govt sensitive to their issue', said PM Modi
Pappu is not the only farmer to be facing this problem in the state that boasts of farmer-friendly schemes.
"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."
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
The state government has admitted to the error, which they say happened during the disbursal of cheques in certain villages of Dindigul.
Earlier, 31 apolitical farmer associations from Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttar Pradesh participated to set the agenda for the March 23 satyagraha.
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This is just a drop of 4.2% as compared to the 1,563 cases reported in the same period last year
This 15-day trip is scheduled in December might cost the state approximately Rs 25 crore to Rs 30 crores
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.PTI Photo
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.PTI Photo
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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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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