Rising debt, no widow pension: COVID-19 crisis brings Maharashtra's vulnerable women farmers to the brink
A survey of 940 single women farmers has exposed their increased vulnerability during the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown in Maharashtra.
Over 14,000 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra between October 2014 and August 2019, govt tells Legislative Council
The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra recently announced a loan waiver scheme for farmers.
NCRB stats over past 3 years 'unusable', women are single largest exclusion in India's farmer suicides data: P Sainath
Tens of thousands of women get excluded from the farmer suicides data in the country just because they are never considered as farmers, senior journalist-cum-agriculture expert P Sainath said on Friday
Daily wage earners, housewives comprised 40% of suicide victims in 2018, shows NCRB data; fewer farmers ended lives as compared to 2016
Of the 1,34,516 suicide victims in 2018, 26,589 were daily wagers (22.4 percent) and 22,937 were housewives (17.1 percent), data from the NCRB, the agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data, revealed.
Two suicides, one tale: Maharashtra farmers' agonising wait for compensation after fury of August 2019 floods
Villages in western Maharashtra echo the same stories of mounting losses. Their homes and fields destroyed in the August 2019 floods, families face financial ruin and an increasingly desperate future.
NCRB 2016 data: Delayed NCRB report, added categories don't take away from grim reality of farmer suicides
The death of so many farmers in the country, now close to 3.5 lakh, has not led to radical policy changes to revitalise the agriculture sector. The farmer is once again caught in the grip of uncertain rains and debt, with little hope on the horizon. And the suicides continue, even if the NCRB introduces new categories and delays its own reports.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra slams Yogi Adityanath govt over farmers suicides in Uttar Pradesh, questions efficacy of loan waiver scheme
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra hit out at the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh over issues being faced by farmers and questioned the efficacy of farm and loan waiver schemes.
Over 1,500 farmers committed suicide in Andhra Pradesh in past 5 years, but ex-gratia paid in only 391 cases: Jagan Mohan Reddy
Andhra Pradesh chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday said 1,513 farmers had committed suicide in the state from 2014 to 2019, but only 391 families were paid ex-gratia.
Farm distress: Not just debt, small landholding and poor access to market are also killing farmers: Report
The NIRDPR cited poor implementation of agricultural marketing reforms and low reach of minimum support price (MSP), which was adding to the farmers' distress.
Union Budget 2019: Will Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman be able to salvage the agriculture sector?
With 50 percent of the population dependent on agricultural incomes—fully or partly—farm distress has the potential to pull down consumption,
Despite ban, Indian farmers plant HTBT cotton; experts blame nexus between politicians, agro firms behind availability of illegal seed
Cotton growers incurred hefty losses over the years as Monsanto’s pest-resistant varieties failed to meet its objectives, there is no clarity whether the HT cotton will benefit the farmers in long-run
Noisy scenes in Kerala Assembly over farmer suicides; Congress-led UDF stages walkout over demand for loan waiver
The Congress-led UDF opposition Monday raised the issue of farmer suicides and urged the CPM-led LDF government to waive agriculture loans.
In Rajasthan, Congress faces farmers' ire over delay in loan waivers; risks conceding ground to BJP earned in 2018
Every five years then, anger and frustration determine Rajasthan’s voting behaviour–the incumbent is voted out, the Opposition is voted in.
NCRB's silence on farmer suicides: RTI reply reveals why organisation has not released data since 2016
The number of farmer suicides is the tip of the iceberg of an agricultural crisis, and by not making “uncomfortable” figures public under various pretexts, the government is doing a disservice to itself and to the public at large
Jiten Thukral and Sumir Tagra built their exhibition Farmer is a Wrestler after having visited the homes of farmers who had committed suicide
Manmohan Singh asserted that the domestic challenges of India's economy were daunting in their complexity and devastating in their impact on the society.
Maharashtra is launching a programme which is a virtual life cycle management for every farmer.
Devendra Fadnavis claims Maharashtra saved Rs 12,000 crore in farm loan waiver by eliminating bogus claimants through digital platform
Fadnavis further said the state has collaborated with the World Economic Forum for Fourth Industrial Revolution and has started pilot project to introduce drones in agriculture.
Year 2018 showed us farmer suicides and agri distress aren't fake news; will 2019 be any different for the kisan?
Suicides by farmers despite the rollout of freebies should be an important lesson to the government that waiving off farm loans is hardly a way to address farm distress, either in the short-term or long-term.
Row over The Accidental Prime Minister: RJD MP says films should be made on Rafale issue, demonetisation, farmer suicides
Taking a dig at the BJP over the biopic The Accidental Prime Minister, RJD MP Manoj Jha on Friday alleged the party opened up its coffers for the film.