Farmer suicides

Maharashtra farmer suicides: Widows to get land rights transferred

The Maharashtra State Commission for Women (MSCW) had submitted a report to the government recommending measures to empower farmers' widows.

published on : 21st June 2019

Mushroom farmer ends life over crop loss in Odisha

Gayadhar had borrowed Rs 1 lakh from a cooperative society and another one lakh from local money lenders for investment in mushroom and other crops, but were damaged due to unseasonal rain.

published on : 17th June 2019

Farmer suicides: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan wants relief issue to be raised in Parliament

The Union government needs to take a stand regarding the agricultural loans taken by farmers from commercial banks, he said on Friday in a reply to the letter written by Wayanad MP Rahul Gandhi.

published on : 1st June 2019

Let’s be on the same page on farmers’ issues: Pinarayi tells Rahul

Congress president writes to Pinarayi seeking an inquiry into farmer suicides in Wayanad

published on : 1st June 2019

Cash transfers fine, but low prices main problem, say farmer leaders

A record number of farmer suicides over the last few years and rural anger over farm distress have become major political issues ahead of the Lok Sabha polls

published on : 13th April 2019

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Poll bandwagon skips ailing Vidarbha

Yavatmal has gained a dubious record as the epicentre of farmers’ suicides over the past three decades after the first recorded suicide in 1986. 

published on : 11th April 2019

SAD attacks Congress over rising farmer suicides in Punjab

The fund-starved Punjab Congress government in the last two years has provided debt relief of Rs 4736 crore to 5.83 lakh small and marginal farmers in the state.

published on : 6th April 2019

Majority of farmers in Punjab under debt, 919 farmer suicides in last two years

The Congress, in its election manifesto, had promised to waive off all farm loans but it scaled down the eligibility criteria when it came to power.

published on : 21st March 2019

Kerala Government announces slew of measures for farmers after series of suicides

The state cabinet which met here on Tuesday announced a number of steps including extending the moratorium on loan recovery till December 31.

published on : 5th March 2019

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Rumblings in Idukki's hills

Apart from the debate on the Gadgil-Kasturirangan reports, the rising number of farmer suicides and the delay in rehabilitating flood victims will dominate the campaign

published on : 5th March 2019

Farmers’ issue: Special Cabinet session today

The Chief Minister will also hold a state level bankers committee meet on Wednesday to take up the issue. 

published on : 5th March 2019

Kisan Congress to focus on ryots issues

published on : 29th January 2019

Amarinder Singh lashes out at Centre for failure to help beleaguered farmers

Launching the third phase of his government’s farm debt waiver scheme at Anandpur Sahib, he lambasted the Centre over its continued indifference to the woes of the farmers.

published on : 24th January 2019

After a lull, farmer suicide cases spike again in Karnataka

Farmer suicides had witnessed a lull during the southwest monsoon which also coincided with the loan waiver announcement of the Kumaraswamy-led coalition government.

published on : 18th January 2019

Kalaburagi sees dip in farmer suicides

Authorities credit awareness programmes and government schemes including free education to children for the decrease in suicides.

published on : 10th January 2019
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