Farmers Suicides News
In Kerala, losses due to last year's floods add to woes of farmers reeling under crashing prices and growing debt
The floods in Kerala last year were just the final blow to farmers who were already reeling under crashing prices of various crops.
Amitabh Bachchan said that the issues like farmers' suicides pained him greatly, which propelled him to help them out
NCP's Supriya Sule introduces bill to provide financial assistance to families of farmers who committed suicide
A private member bill introduced by Supriya Sule proposes financial assistance from the government to the widows and families of farmers who committed suicide
Rajasthan Congress to launch state-level farmer's rally on Tuesday; will seek blanket crop loan waiver
The Rajasthan unit of the Congress is all set to launch a state-level farmers' rally on Tuesday to demand a blanket crop loan waiver.
Maharashtra's farmers struggle to marry as irregular income, surge in suicides make them unsuitable grooms
It seems like farmers in Maharashtra are not only battling with crop failures and unpaid loans but are also struggling to find a life partner
Over 15,000 "farmers and people associated with farming" have committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh in the last thirteen years ending 2016, the Legislative Assembly was informed on Wednesday.
Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda Sunday hit out at the Centre, claiming that tillers are at crossroads and staring at a disaster due to its "anti-farmer" policies
Farmers' suicides: Supreme Court is right; state and central govts must galvanise efforts to address issue
The Supreme Court indicated recently that paying compensation or ex-gratia payments to the next of kin was not a preventive measure for farmers' suicides.
Madhya Pradesh farmers' stir: Mandsaur has slipped from national consciousness, but sons of soil aren't giving up
In all the brouhaha over the GST and the impending presidential election, the Mandsaur farmers' strike may have slipped from the national consciousness, but the farmers haven't forgotten.
Amarinder Singh lashed out at the opposition for "twisting" the farm debt waiver issue and said the Rs 1,500 crore proposed in the budget was initial money provided to leverage more sum to be given for the debt waiver scheme in instalments
Maharashtra Opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil adopts 208 farmers' families hit by agrarian crisis
Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Thursday adopted 208 families of farmers who had committed suicide due to the agrarian crisis in the state.
Madhya Pradesh farmers' strike: Inside Mandsaur disturbance lies history of political doles, opium addiction
The decades-long culture of giving out doles has devastated the lives, livelihoods, and moral standards of farmers in Madhya Pradesh and other states across India. And reform will occur with a change in the narrative, which is currently focussed on politicisation rather than problem-solving.
Maharashtra farmers strike: Cities feel the pinch as farm growers unite against poor profit, govt apathy
Milk containers were emptied on highways while vegetables were dumped on the roads; few vehicles were also trashed to ensure no agriculture produce reach the market as farmers from 15 districts of Maharashtra went on a strike on Thursday
Marathwada drought has seen a rise in farmer suicides due to shrinking income and debts. As a result social and medical interventions have increased
Is the government finally saying sorry to farmers and rural India? Yes, if you go by the slew of Budget announcements for the benefit of both.
Invoking the divine, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao embarked on an 'Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam' (Recitation of Chandi mantras 10000 times) along with a Ganapathi Puja on Tuesday.
With reports of K Chandrasekhar Rao performing a grand five-day religious ceremony amid a drought in Telangana, the issue of agrarian distress in the state has come to the fore.
Farmer suicide cases in Odisha, which began sometime in September, show no signs of abating in a hurry. Not a day passes without one or more farmers committing or attempting suicide.
The Telangana government on Saturday decided to enhance the ex-gratia being paid to families of farmers who have committed suicide due to distress.
With the Marathwada region in Maharashtra experiencing a severe drought, as many as 32 farmers committed suicide in the region in the past week alone, the Times of India reported.