Our key mandate in India is to reduce rural poverty: Rasha Omar, IFAD

Ashok Kumar/OneWorld South Asia

Rasha Omar, Country Programme Manager for India, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that the UN agricultural arm is focused on rain fed areas in India.

DNA : The rising cases of farmer suicide in Marathwada- Part II

Watch this special segment and get to know the pathetic conditon of farmers which sometimes compelled some men to commit suicide.
To know more watch this full video here.

DNA: The rising cases of farmer suicide in Marathwada

https://goo.gl/fCugXC Daily News and Analysis: https://goo.gl/B8eVsD Manthan: https://goo.gl/6q0wUN Fast n Facts: https://goo.gl/kW2MYV Your daily dose of entertainment: https://goo.gl/ZNEfhw Sports roundup: https://goo.gl/KeeYjf Aapke Sitare: https://goo.gl/X56YSa Bharat Bhagya Vidhata: https://goo.gl/QqJiOV Taal Thok Ke : https://goo.gl/yiV6e7 Subscribe to our channel at https://goo.gl/qKzmWg Check out our website: http://www.zeenews.com Connect with us at our social media handles: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZeeNews Twitter: https://twitter.com/ZeeNews Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+Zeenews

Debt-ridden farmer consumes poison, commits suicide in Maharashtra

Debt-ridden farmer consumes poison, commits suicide in Maharashtra

A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming poison at his residence in Khirdi village of Maharashtra's Nashik district, police said on Monday.

This farmer is no Vijay Mallya – he committed suicide after loan recovery agents seized his tractor

This farmer is no Vijay Mallya – he committed suicide after loan recovery agents seized his tractor

The farmer named Alagar committed suicide after loan recovery agents seized his tractor.

Watch: Top 10 Headlines @8:00 am

-Hanumanthappa's condition is very serious.
-David Headley will again appear at the Mumbai Court.
To know more watch the full video.

Congress comes out with white paper on Odisha drought situation

The white paper also asked the BJD government to convene an all-party meeting for tackling farmers issues.

Shocking! Unable to feed her kids, drought-hit mother of five commits suicide in Maharashtra

Shocking! Unable to feed her kids, drought-hit mother of five commits suicide in Maharashtra

In yet another incident showing the plight of drought-hit farmers and their families in Maharashtra, a 40-year-old woman in the Marathwada region was forced to commit suicide as she was unable to feed her five children.

Farmer's suicide: Senior forest officer suspended in Raipur, two shunted

 A forest range officer was suspended and two other officials were transferred after a 35-year-old farmer committed suicide allegedly due to delay in getting compensation for his crop which was destroyed by elephants last year in Chhattisgarh's Korba district.

Top 10 news @7am

Watch Top 10 news @7am

Farmer suicide: Jaitley defends Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh, cites UPA replies

 As a controversy brewed over a list of reasons given by his colleague Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for suicide by farmers, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday dug out written replies in Parliament during the previous UPA regime, listing out 'love affair' as one of the several reasons for suicides.

'Agriculture ministry sensitive to farmer suicide issue'

In a damage control move, the Agriculture Ministry on Friday said it was not the intention of its minister Radha Mohan Singh to attribute the causes of farmers suicides to issues like love affairs.

Farmers will give strong response to pro-rich BJP: Congress

Congress leader Meem Afzal on Friday criticized Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh for his remark that the suicide of farmer was partly due to `failed love affairs` and said that the farming community would soon give a befitting reply to the ruling dispensation at the Centre.

PM Modi is interested only in his 'industrialist friends': Rahul Gandhi

Describing the ruling dispensation `an anti-farmer government`, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is interested only in his `industrialist friends`.

Maharashtra govt contemplating long-term policy to bail out farmers

Maharashtra govt contemplating long-term policy to bail out farmers

Maharashtra government is mulling to bring in a long-term policy for drought-hit farmers which will ensure they get compensation amount commensurate to their crop losses.

Farmer kills self over lack of money to buy fertilisers

A 55-year-old tribal farmer allegedly committed suicide in Ganga Mhalundi village, around 35 kms from here, for not having enough money to purchase fertilisers for his crops.

Exorbitant loans triggering farmer suicides: Karnataka CM

 Citing exorbitant loans as a major reason for farmer suicides, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Sunday warned strict action against private money lenders charging more than 14 and 16 per cent interest rate.

Debt ridden farmer who attempted suicide dies in hospital in Maharashtra

An elderly farmer, who allegedly consumed poison over two weeks back apparently due to crop failure and non-waiver of farm loan, has died, officials said on Tuesday.

Yet another debit-ridden farmer ends life in Karnataka

In the second case of suicide by a debit-ridden farmer in the district since last week, a 37-year-old man, slapped with a bank notice to repay his farm loan, allegedly ended his life, police said on Monday.

Farmers suicide: Punjab govt increases compensation to Rs 3 lakh

 Punjab government on Thursday announced to raise compensation for families of debt-ridden farmers, who committed suicide, from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 3 lakh.