FARMERS SUICIDE

  • Farmer suicides mar TRS' short tenure in Telangana, opposition blames indifference November 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: It is a grim situation for farmers across Telangana. In the last five months, since the Telangana Rashtra Samiti came to power in the state - around 350 farmers have committed suicide. Non-implementation of loan waivers, power cuts, inadequate rainfall, dry bore wells, depletion of ground water and poor...
  • SC notice to Centre on farmers' suicide September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the central government on a petition seeking direction to take steps to prevent the increasing number of suicides by the farmer in different parts of the country on account of their difficult financial conditions. There is a suicide by a farmer...
  • Telangana: Poor rains, heavy debts push 25 farmers to commit suicide in Medak July 29, 2014

    Medak: The government has claimed that it has got no SOS from any state over droughtlike conditions. However, the situation is quite dire in Telangana's Medak district where 25 farmers have committed suicide in the past two months. Poor rainfall and heavy debts have pushed farmers to the edge. Fiftyfiveyearold...
  • Farmer suicides a major poll issue in Bundelkhand despite Rs 3500 crore relief package April 28, 2014

    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 of...
  • Kill those who've ignored you: Raj Thackeray tells farmers in Vidarbha April 8, 2014

    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 April 7, 2014

    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 March 30, 2014

    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 spate...
  • Modi attacks Congress over Army pension scheme, farmer suicides March 20, 2014

    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 President....
  • Maharashtra: Farmer suicides can hit Congress's poll prospects March 20, 2014

    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 on...
  • As Pawar denies crop damage, 2 Maharashtra farmers commit suicide March 19, 2014

    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 affected...
  • MP: Two farmers commit suicide in Damoh due to crop damage March 12, 2014

    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 November 28, 2013

    Bangalore: The suicide of a sugar cane grower outside Karnataka Assembly building in Belgaum seems to have shaken Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A 60year 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 Belgaum,...
  • Bitter politics over sugarcane pricing across India November 28, 2013

    Belgaum: There seems to no end to the woes of farmers in India, a 60yearold 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 November 27, 2013

    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 staterun Sugarcane Control Board for the crop. As the winter legislature session is underway here, the farmer alongwith hundreds of others was taking...
  • Tamil Nadu: Greek national found hanging in Kodaikanal June 28, 2013

    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...
  • Budget yatra: 22 farmers commit suicide in 2 months in Yavatmal February 14, 2013

    Yavatmal: Travelling through areas where economic policies have made a huge impact, both positive and negative, CNNIBN's Budget Yatra moves to Yavatmal in Maharashtra. This year alone, within just two months, over 22 farmers have committed suicide following a dismal harvest. Six killed themselves within the space of 48 hours...
  • UP: 'Indebted' farmer commits suicide in Kanpur December 21, 2012

    Kanpur: A 35yearold 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 August 9, 2012

    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 PM...
  • Gujarat draws up action plan after farmer suicide July 17, 2012

    Amreli: Gujarat is facing a droughtlike 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 rain,...
  • Burdwan: 16 farmer suicides despite bumper crop June 24, 2012

    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. Fiftyfouryearold Amiya Saha was one such farmer. The memories...
  • Official indifference leads to rotting of grains May 4, 2012

    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 procuring...
  • Bundelkhand: Debt leads two farmers to suicide May 2, 2012

    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 his...
  • We don't want to defame Trinamool: WB Congress January 31, 2012

    Malda: Days after blaming the West Bengal government for farmer suicides in the state, Congress said on Monday it did not want to bring disrepute to the ruling Trinamool Congress. "Our intention is not to defame them. We will be very happy if the government works properly," West Bengal Pradesh Congress...
  • Four Vidarbha farmers commit suicide in 72 hours January 28, 2012

    Yavatmal: Four cotton growers here committed suicide in the last three days as the local administration stopping relief aid to crisisridden farmers because of the code of conduct in place for coming local bodies elections, a local organisation fighting for farmers' cause alleged on Saturday. "All the officials are busy because...
  • WB Governor counters Mamata on farmers' suicide January 23, 2012

    New Delhi: West Bengal Governor MK Naryanan has refuted Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's claim that no farmers have committed suicides. He said the matter needs to be addressed urgently. "There is no denying the fact that farmers have committed suicide and that they are in debt. We need to do...
  • Mamata govt perpetrates misrule in WB: Karat January 20, 2012

    Kolkata: Expressing concern over recurring suicide of farmers in West Bengal, CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat said on Friday these were pointer to the "misrule" of the Trinamool Congressled government in the state. "The TCled government in West Bengal has perpetrated misrule and our party's central committee has expressed serious concern...
  • Why is Vidarbha's cotton belt now a suicide belt? November 30, 2011

    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 November 7, 2011

    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 offered...
  • Bundelkhand: 519 farmer suicides in 5 months July 15, 2011

    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 2945...
  • Newsmaker of the day: Vilasrao Deshmukh January 21, 2011

    Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Vilasrao Deshmukh over his elevation in the Union Cabinet. ...