Farmer Suicide

  • Farmer suicides a major poll issue in Bundelkhand despite Rs 3500 crore relief package 28-04-2014 06:28 PM

    A former chief minister and a Union minister are in the fray in the Lok Sabha battle for Jhansi, regarded as the gateway to the Bundelkhand region where rising cases of farmers' suicides is a major poll issue despite a Rs 3,500 crore relief package for the area. The part...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha 08-04-2014 11:39 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief Raj Thackeray is in the eye of another storm. Speaking at a rally in Yavatmal on Monday, he urged farmers to refrain from committing suicide and instead kill the political leaders who have ignored them. "Don't commit suicide. It is not a solution to your...
  • Congress has not taken any action to address farmers' suicide: Modi 07-04-2014 06:47 PM

    BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the Congress of doing scarce little for farmers who are committing suicide. Addressing a rally in Jayal, Rajasthan Modi said, "Congress has not taken any action to address farmer suicide." ...
  • LS polls: Modi slams Sharad Pawar for farmers' suicides in Amravati 30-03-2014 04:20 PM

    Targeting Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar in the farmers' suicide belt of Amravati, Narendra Modi on Sunday said the Agriculture Minister has time to talk on cricket but has been "unable to save" farmers. He said Pawar has done little to save the farmers in the belt, which has seen a...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides 20-03-2014 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate, on Thursday hit out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for making false promises. "The One Rank One Pension was a long standing demand of serving as well as retired officers. Numerous letters were written to the Prime Minister, the...
  • Maharashtra: Farmer suicides can hit Congress's poll prospects 20-03-2014 10:58 AM

    Mumbai: After the natural calamity in Maharashtra - unseasonal rainfall leading to massive crop damage - , came the the human tragedy. Twenty eight farmers have committed suicide in the state in less than a month. Manohar Patil, a resident of Jalgaon district, was one of them. He committed suicide...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide 19-03-2014 05:02 PM

    Mumbai: Two farmers reportedly committed suicide in the Beed and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra on Wednesday. The suicides came on a day when Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, downplayed the issue of crop damage - the prime reason behind the suicides. "Entire India is not...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage 12-03-2014 08:25 AM

    Damoh: Two farmers have committed suicide in Damoh district of madhya Pradesh after they incurred severe loss to their crops by the unseasonal rain. So far, six farmers have tried to end their life in the district after the loss. Till now, crops worth 13,000 crores have been destroyed in...
  • Sugarcane farmers suicide isolates Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah 28-11-2013 01:15 PM

    Bangalore: The suicide of a sugar cane grower outside Karnataka Assembly building in Belgaum seems to have shaken Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A 60-year- old farmer Vittala Bhimappa Arabhavi killed himself by taking poison outside the Suvarna Vidhanasoudha in Belgaum. The winter session of the Karnataka assembly is currently underway at...
  • Bitter politics over sugarcane pricing across India 28-11-2013 08:57 AM

    Belgaum: There seems to no end to the woes of farmers in India, a 60-year-old farmer in Belgaum district in Karnataka committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Wednesday. The deadlock between the farmers and the government still continue over sugarcane price across the country. Three state governments are struggling to...
  • Sugarcane farmer commits suicide outside Assembly 27-11-2013 11:56 PM

    Belgaum: A sugarcane farmer on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide outside the legislature building here during a protest against the "inadequate" minimum support price fixed by state-run Sugarcane Control Board for the crop. As the winter legislature session is underway here, the farmer alongwith hundreds of others was...
  • Tamil Nadu: Greek national found hanging in Kodaikanal 28-06-2013 04:46 AM

    Kodaikanal: A Greek national, who was married to a woman from this hill station town, was found hanging in his farmhouse at Adukkam 20 kms from here, police said on Thursday. Costandinos Tselios, aged about 35, who had come to Kodaikanal in 2007 as a tourist, had fallen in love...
  • UP: 'Indebted' farmer commits suicide in Kanpur 21-12-2012 08:09 AM

    Kanpur: A 35-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide fearing that he may lose his land as he was unable to repay a bank loan, police said on Friday. Body of Mahendra Singh was found hanging from the ceiling of his room by his wife on Thursday in Pichaura village of Kanpur...
  • Parliamentary panel orders probe into BT Brinjal 09-08-2012 03:55 PM

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary panel ordered a probe into the BT Brinjal on Thursday after a parliamentary committee report said that adequate tests were not carried out and that the committee approving its use was under tremendous pressure from a minister to approve the BT Brinjal. The report quoted Dr...
  • Gujarat draws up action plan after farmer suicide 17-07-2012 08:28 AM

    Amreli: Gujarat is facing a drought-like crisis and making things worse, there's been a farmer suicide in Amreli. Refusing to accept the Agriculture Minister's assurance that there's no spectre of drought, the Narendra Modi government has now drawn up a contingency plan for 75 talukas. After a brief spell of...
  • Burdwan: 16 farmer suicides despite bumper crop 24-06-2012 04:07 PM

    Burdwan: Burdwan may be the Rice Bowl of Bengal. However, its farmers are committing suicide. Here, rice is not a source of prosperity but of anguish. Spiralling debt has reportedly driven 16 farmers here to commit suicide in the past one year. Fifty-four-year-old Amiya Saha was one such farmer. The...
  • Official indifference leads to rotting of grains 04-05-2012 10:24 AM

    Chandigarh: In a shocker from Punjab and Haryana, official indifference has led to more grain troubles. Despite a bumper harvests in both states, tonnes of wheat are rotting in the open. In Chandigarh, the local traders were left with nothing after majority of the wheat was procured by six government...
  • Bundelkhand: Debt leads two farmers to suicide 02-05-2012 10:00 AM

    Jhansi/Mahoba: Two farmers, who according to their families were in huge debt, committed suicide in Jhansi and Mahoba areas of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh. In the first case, farmer Rajkumar owed the bank Rs 80000. It was a loan that his father had taken. The worries of Rajkumar increased when...
  • Why is Vidarbha's cotton belt now a suicide belt? 30-11-2011 08:58 PM

    New Delhi: Farmer suicides in Vidarbha have been occurring since the last 15 years but they only came to light around 2005. Post that the government announced several schemes and packages for the cotton farmers, including the much hyped Prime Minister's package. But Vidarbha still has just 4 per cent...
  • Gadkari offers help to Rahul's poster lady Kalavati 07-11-2011 11:00 PM

    Nagpur: Targeting Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Monday claimed that Kalavati Bandurkar, a farmer's widow from Vidarbha, got no help from government. Speaking at a function to mark opening of crushing season at his Purti sugar factory at Belo near Nagpur, Gadkari...
  • Bundelkhand: 519 farmer suicides in 5 months 15-07-2011 08:40 AM

    Bundelkhand: More than 500 debt ridden farmers have committed suicide in the last 5 months Bundelkhand despite a Rs 7000 crore special package from the Centre. The story has now become a part of Bundelkhand's folklore with eight years of drought, starvation and debt, due to which there have been...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Vilasrao Deshmukh 21-01-2011 12:21 AM

    Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Vilasrao Deshmukh over his elevation in the Union Cabinet. ...
  • Deshmukh's elevation in the cabinet questionable 20-01-2011 10:28 PM

    Mumbai: Just last month Vilasrao Deshmukh was pulled up by the Supreme Court for shielding private moneylenders accused of land grab in Vidarbha. While Deshmukh has defended the portfolio change, farmers and the opposition are seeing red. Vidarbha farmer Sarangdhar Singh Chavan is one of those farmers who are still...
  • Farmer suicides increase at an alarming rate 18-01-2011 08:06 AM

    New Delhi: Some alarming revelations have surfaced from a new study. A record 2.5 lakh farmers have committed suicide in India over the last 13 years. Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar's home state Maharashtra tops the list. It has the worst record for the 10th consecutive year. According to The National...
  • MP minister flayed for comment on suicides 13-01-2011 02:51 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Agricultural Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria has now blamed old laws for failure to check farmer suicides just a day after making a startling statement that such suicides were the result of past sins. "Farmers are committing suicides to pay for their old sins. They have made agriculture land...
  • MP minister blames farmers suicides on sins 12-01-2011 06:05 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Agricultural Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria on Wednesday made a startling statement claiming that the recent spate of suicides by farmers in the state is because they are paying for old sins. Kusmaria claimed that farmers had ruined agricultural land by using fertilizers and implied that they had paid...
  • SC raises some hope for Vidarbha farmers 29-12-2010 12:08 AM

    Buldhana (Vidarbha): The issue of debt traps of Maharshtra came into focus after the Supreme Court raised questions on union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh's alleged links to money lenders who harasses farmers. But has the court order brought any relief for farmers who are struck by difficult times and exploited by...
  • Vidharbha: Another farmer commits suicide 27-12-2010 12:20 PM

    Buldhana, Maharashtra: A week after the Supreme Court pulled up former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh for shielding money lenders, yet another debt ridden farmer in Vidharbha committed suicide. The supreme courts backing has given a new hope to 5500 farmers in the area who are still struggling under debts...
  • Will look into the AP farmers' issue, assures PM 22-12-2010 06:03 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said the issue of alleged suicides by farmers hit by natural calamities in Andhra Pradesh would be looked into. The assurance was given by the Prime Minister to a delegation of seven opposition parties which met him to draw his attention to...