Compensation Package

  • Compensation scares farmers May 20, 2007

    Yavatmal (Vidarbha): Old farmers in Vidarbha affected by the agricultural crisis now have another cause for concern, linked to the government's compensation package for suicides. Gulabji Rao, 74, and hasn't been able to sleep for many nights now. He lives in rural Vidarbha, where the agricultural crisis has spawned a...
  • Maharashtra's mission to save lives November 7, 2006

    Maharashtra: Even after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Vidarbha and the announcement of a relief package for farmers, suicides in the region have not stopped. The Maharashtra goverment has now taken up a new development mission to try and solve the problem. The mission - with a budget of...