In landmark move, Yavatmal pesticide contact poisoning victims file case in Bern against agrochemical company Syngenta
In 2017, over 60 farmers died, and hundreds were affected reportedly by the increased use of pesticides sprayed without any protective gear, on the cotton crop in Yavatmal and other districts of Maharashtra.
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Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Lack of accountability, negligence and abysmal medical facilities behind farmers' deaths
Pesticide 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.
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Union minister says cotton production nearly doubled since Bt Cotton's introduction in 2002; facts show yields have stagnated
Cotton yields have stagnated in the past decade even as the proportion of Bt Cotton in India's total cotton harvest rose seven times, a FactChecker analysis of government data shows.
Centre for Science and Environment demands ban on toxic pesticides following death of Yavatmal farmers
The 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
Monocrotophos, 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
Yavatmal cotton farmer deaths Part 1: Blame games galore as toxic pesticides continue to claim lives
It is mostly landless labourers who put their lives at risk to earn anywhere between Rs 250 to Rs 500 a day.
Fourteen new patients of pesticide poisoning were admitted in various hospitals of the district on Sunday, said a senior district official
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Indian farmer suicide rates are not extraordinarily high. Suicide rates among city youth is much higher than among farmers.
The forensic report says that the poison levels in the food were five times more than what was found even in insecticides and pesticides.