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In Kerala, losses due to last year's floods add to woes of farmers reeling under crashing prices and growing debt
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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 donates Rs 2.5 cr to waive off 200 loans of farmers, debt of 44 martyrs' families
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Amitabh Bachchan donates Rs 2.5 cr to waive off 200 loans of farmers, debt of 44 martyrs' families

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
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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
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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
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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

In Madhya Pradesh, over 15,000 people associated with farming ended lives in last 13 years
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In Madhya Pradesh, over 15,000 people associated with farming ended lives in last 13 years

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.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda blames Centre's 'anti-farmer' policies for spate of suicides
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Bhupinder Singh Hooda blames Centre's 'anti-farmer' policies for spate of suicides

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
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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
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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.

Punjab CM Amarinder Singh bashes Opposition for 'twisting' farm loan waiver issue
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Punjab CM Amarinder Singh bashes Opposition for 'twisting' farm loan waiver issue

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
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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
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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
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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: Will outreach help reduce farmer suicides?
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Marathwada drought: Will outreach help reduce farmer suicides?

Marathwada drought has seen a rise in farmer suicides due to shrinking income and debts. As a result social and medical interventions have increased

Budget 2016: After ignoring them for 2 years, did Modi govt just say sorry to farmers?
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Budget 2016: After ignoring them for 2 years, did Modi govt just say sorry to farmers?

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.

While over half of Telangana reels under drought, CM KCR organises Rs 7 crore yagna
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While over half of Telangana reels under drought, CM KCR organises Rs 7 crore yagna

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.

Telangana emulates Maharashtra's splurge: KCR plans Rs 7 cr puja amid farm crisis
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Telangana emulates Maharashtra's splurge: KCR plans Rs 7 cr puja amid farm crisis

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.

As farmers' suicide toll mounts in Odisha, govt puts blame on family disputes and alcoholism
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As farmers' suicide toll mounts in Odisha, govt puts blame on family disputes and alcoholism

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.

Telangana govt increases ex-gratia amount to families of farmers who have committed suicide
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Telangana govt increases ex-gratia amount to families of farmers who have committed 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.

Marathwada region sees 32 farmer suicides in a week, drought worsens agrarian crisis
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Marathwada region sees 32 farmer suicides in a week, drought worsens agrarian crisis

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.