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Oct 30, 2018
Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Lack of accountability, negligence and abysmal medical facilities behind farmers' deathsPesticide deaths are not new to Yavatmal and according to information recently obtained under the Right to Information (RTI) Act by this correspondent, the district reported two deaths each year in 2013-14 and 2014-15. In 2015-16, eight people died due to pesticide poisoning.
Oct 18, 2017
Centre for Science and Environment demands ban on toxic pesticides following death of Yavatmal farmersThe death of farmers in Maharashtra allegedly due to pesticide poisoning highlights gross negligence, CSE said and demanded a ban on the use of toxic pesticides
Oct 17, 2017
Pesticide deaths: Monocrotophos, which helps plants look green, is killing farmers in IndiaMonocrotophos, which has been was found to be in common usage in Yawatmal among other substances, is a harmful pesticide which has been linked to farmer deaths
Oct 13, 2017
Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim livesIt is mostly landless labourers who put their lives at risk to earn anywhere between Rs 250 to Rs 500 a day.
Jul 28, 2013
Bihar tragedy: How the govt's serving poison on a plateNearly a decade ago, the government ruled out a ban on the production and use of monocrotophos, the highly toxic pesticide that killed 23 children this month in a Bihar village school providing free lunches under the government-sponsored midday meal programme.
Jul 23, 2013
Bihar midday meal: When will govt take responsibility for the tragedy?Nearly a week after 23 children lost their lives in Bihar, the Bihar Police have set-up an eight member SIT headed by the Sarang SP Sujit Kumar to investigate the incident. While no arrests have been made in the case yet, the tragedy seems to go beyond mere negligence.