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Farmer suicides, poor development top poll issues in Bundelkhand

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 22:04

A former chief minister and a Union minister are in the fray in the Lok Sabha battle for Jhansi, regarded as the gateway to the Bundelkhand region where rising cases of farmers` suicides is a major poll issue despite a Rs 3,500 crore relief package for the area.

At 56 deaths a month, Vidarbha screams for intervention

Last Updated: Sunday, April 21, 2013, 17:15

Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region has seen 168 farmer suicides in the first three months of this year.

NHRC seeks report from Maha on farmer suicides

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 17:35

National Human Rights Commission sought a report from Maharashtra government on a report of seven farmers committing suicide in 72 hours in Vidarbha.

152 farmer suicides this year: Sharad Pawar

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 18:57

Suicide by farmers due to agrarian reasons have dropped significantly to 152 in the current year, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said.

Take urgent steps to prevent farmer suicides: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, May 26, 2012, 17:41

The BJP accused the government machinery of being "insensitive" towards the plight of farmers committing suicide in backward Bundelkhand region of UP.

Take urgent steps to prevent farmer suicides: BJP

Last Updated: Saturday, May 12, 2012, 14:37

Alleging suicide by farmers was on the rise in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP on Saturday demanded that the state government take immediate steps.

Farmer suicides on the rise in WB: CPI(M)

Last Updated: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 17:54

Alleging that farmer suicides in West Bengal are on the rise, the CPI(M) Thursday demanded that "proper compensation" be given to their families.

Govt comes under attack for rise in suicides

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012, 16:29

The workers` representatives accused Manmohan Singh of devoting little time to their cause despite rise in farmer’s suicide.

Farmers` suicide in WB unfortunate: Guv

Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 15:21

Incidences of farmers` suicide in the state was unfortunate and a way has to be found to prevent their recurrence, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan said today.

BJP blames Maha govt, Centre for farmer suicides

Last Updated: Monday, December 05, 2011, 21:59

The BJP blamed the state and Central governments for the agrarian crisis and farmers` suicides in the cotton heartland of Vidarbha.

Farmer suicides drop drastically: Govt

Last Updated: Friday, November 25, 2011, 18:57

Suicide by farmers for agrarian issues have dropped drastically in the current year due to government initiatives, Parliament was told.

Sushma demands new policy to stop farmer suicides

Last Updated: Sunday, March 27, 2011, 00:20

Expressing concern over the growing incidents of suicides by farmers due to crop failure in the country, including Madhya Pradesh, Leader of the Opposition Sushma Swaraj on Saturday demanded a new central policy on the issue.