23 farmers committed suicide in Jan-April, 2010: Agri Min
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 01, 2010, 00:49
  
New Delhi: The Agriculture Ministry told Parliament today that 23 farmers committed suicide in the Vidarbha region between the start of the year and April 8, 2010.

"As per information made available by the government of Maharashtra, 23 farmers have committed suicide in Vidarbha due to agrarian reasons during the year 2010 from January 1 to April 8," Minister of State for Agriculture K V Thomas told the Rajya Sabha in a written reply.

The government has decided to extend implementation of the non-credit components of the Rs 16,978.69 crore rehabilitation package for 31 suicide-prone districts till September, 2011, it said.

"It has been decided by the government to extend the period for implementation of the non-credit components of the package by 2 more years, i.e. September 30, 2011," the reply said.

-PTI


First Published: Saturday, May 01, 2010, 00:49


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