CROP DAMAGE

  • West Bengal: Distress for potato farmers, 22 farmer suicides reported in 2 months 2 days ago

    Potato farmers in West Bengal are in deep distress as there is a sharp dip in prices owing to massive over production coupled with insufficient government support. This has led to more than 20 farmers committing suicide in the past two months. ...
  • Officials ask money to get work done, allege Haryana farmers 2 days ago

    Farmers of Jhajjar in Haryana have also been hard hit by crop damage due to unseasonal rainfall. "All my crops have been damaged. I have suffered sixty per cent damage. Officials ask us for money to get our work done," said a farmer. ...
  • Beed: No water avaiable for farmers to irrigate fields 2 days ago

    Sadly, it has taken the suicide of a farmer in the heart of the national capital to bring the focus back on the agrarian crisis in the country. Today we travel to Beed where a farmer ,earlier this week , hanged himself to death in his field. Farmers in...
  • Dausa farmers face sheer apathy on the part of government and worse corruption 3 days ago

    Many farmers are victims of not just bad weather, what follows is sheer apathy on the part of government and worse- corruption. Crops of villagers of Dausa have been destroyed due to hail storms and unseasonal rainfall. ...
  • Isn't it time to put the spotlight back to farmers' issues? 3 days ago

    Even as the politics continue over the suicide of Rajasthan farmer Gajendra Singh in AAP's rally in Delhi, his family is crying foul. With unseasonal rains damaging lakhs of hectares of crops, hundreds of farmers have committed suicide. ...
  • Farmer suicide's due to crop failure on the rise 4 days ago

    Unseasonal rainfall and hailstorms have destroyed millions of acres of farmland, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers, and leading dozens to kill themselves. In Madhya Pradesh alone fifteen farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. ...
  • Mathura: Upset over crop damage, 3 farmers die of heart attack 4 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor travelled to Harnaul in Mathura, to find that three farmers had died of a heart attack after seeing their crop land waste. No compensation will be given to them since their land has been leased. ...
  • Not politicising the issue, only expressing solidarity: Ajay Maken on farmer suicide 4 days ago

    Demanding an enquiry into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, Congress President Ajay Maken said that the party was not politicising the issue but was only showing their concern. "By visiting the hospital we have only expressed our solidarity to the farmers," said Maken. ...
  • Madhya Pradesh: 15 farmers have committed suicide in last one month 4 days ago

    In Madhya Pradesh nearly 15 farmers have committed suicide in the last one month. While, the state government insists it is not because of crop damage, one such family said that they had received no assistance from any minister even after five weeks. ...
  • Punjab: Crops on 2.94 lakh hectares damaged due to unseasonal rains 5 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana were the worst hit states in the recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm and have sought over Rs 10,100 crore as relief from the Centre for the affected farmers. Other affected states are Maharashtra (9.89 lakh hectares), Madhya Pradesh (5.70), Punjab (2.94), Bihar (1.86), Gujarat (1.75),...
  • Mango cultivation worst hit due to unseasonal rainfall in Gujarat, Karnataka 5 days ago

    Unseasonal rainfall has caused havoc in Gujarat with jeera, mustard and wheat crops getting damaged. Thirty per cent damage has been caused to mango crops in Junagadh and Amreli districts. While on the other hand, five districts in North Karnataka have also faced crop damage with mango cultivation being the...
  • Five farmers commit suicide in last 15 days due to crop damage crisis April 1, 2015

    In Madhya Pradesh five farmers have committed suicide in the past 15 days due to a poor harvest. In 4000 villages, 4 lakh hectares of wheat, rabi and mustard have been destroyed. The state government has asked the Centre for time till the 5th of April to submit a survey...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister March 31, 2015

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Why India needs to worry March 30, 2015

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • Bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains, Nashik farmers sell onions at minimal prices March 23, 2015

    Farmers across the country are bearing the brunt of unseasonal rains that have destroyed their produce. The losses are staggering pushing cultivators beyond the edge of desperation. Over 25,000 hectares of onion crop in Nashik has been damaged since last October. Farmers can no longer stock the onions to sell...
  • Have protection for farmers like crop insurance system: Agriculture expert March 21, 2015

    Agriculture expert MS Swaminathan said that it had rather been a sad year for the farmers. "Towards harvest time we have this unfortunate event of unseasonal rains and hailstorms which do more damage. We don't have enough protection for farmers like a crop insurance system which can insulate them from...
  • Rain likely to continue for two more days, states decide on relief packages March 1, 2014

    In Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that heavy rainfall has destroyed crops in around 9,800 villages. The government now plans on extending relief to farmers to the tune of Rs 2,000 crore. The Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan has announced a relief package as well. ...