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17 farmers from Vidarbha ended life in last 5 days, claims NGO

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 17:02

As many as 17 farmers have allegedly committed suicide in the agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region of Maharashtra in the last five days, a NGO working for their cause claimed on Monday.

Sharad Pawar`s visit to Vidarbha disappointing, says farmers` group

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 22:10

A farmers` advocacy group on Tuesday termed Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar`s recent tour to Vidarbha as "disappointing" for cotton farmers, saying he ignored their main demands.

Four farmers commit suicide in Yavatmal district

Last Updated: Saturday, September 08, 2012, 17:31

Four more debt-ridden farmers have allegedly committed suicide in the district, taking this year`s toll to 536 in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

NRI facilitates computer lessons for Vidarbha farmers

Last Updated: Sunday, July 15, 2012, 16:28

Over 120 farmers, farmers` widows and youth have enrolled for a free computer training centre in a Maharashtra village.

After Vidarbha, UP farmers seek Big B`s help to write off debts

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 10:52

Days after Amitabh Bachchan wrote off the debts of 90 farmers in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region, those in Uttar Pradesh`s Bundelkhand area have written to the Bollywood star in the hope that he would do the same for them.

Debt drives three more Vidarbha farmers to suicide

Last Updated: Friday, April 20, 2012, 16:50

Driven to desperation in the face of rising poverty and falling cotton prices, three more debt-ridden farmers in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region have ended their lives.

NGO comes to aid of Vidarbha farmers

Last Updated: Monday, November 14, 2011, 11:34

In a bid to extricate debt-ridden farmers in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, an NGO has come forward to bail them out of the agrarian crisis, a senior functionary has said.

‘Jan Lokpal will give relief to Vidarbha farmers’

Last Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 13:40

Team Anna member Arvind Kejriwal has said that corruption was one the major factors behind farmer suicides in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and the Jan Lokpal Bill will bring relief to this distressed lot.

Jan Lokpal Bill to help Vidarbha farmers: Kejriwal

Last Updated: Monday, November 07, 2011, 13:26

Arvind Kejriwal has said corruption is one the major factors behind farmer suicides in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra.

Mumbai dabbawalas, Vidarbha farmers back Ramdev

Last Updated: Friday, June 03, 2011, 15:51

Nearly 5,000 dabbawalas of Mumbai and thousands of farmers and farm widows of Vidarbha Friday extended their support to yoga guru Baba Ramdev`s proposed fast against corruption and black money from Saturday.

Vidarbha farmers want restrictions on cotton exports lifted

Last Updated: Sunday, May 08, 2011, 00:31

Several Vidarbha farmers` organisations, including Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti, have sent a memorandum to the UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, urging her to intervene to stop exploitation of farmers in the region.

7 farmers committed suicide in Vidarbha since Jan1, 2011: NGO

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 05, 2011, 16:10

The latest case is that of Dhrupatabai Rathod, who owned four acres of agricultural land in the district and owed Rs 35,000 loan to a bank in Fulsavangi village, it said.