Sustainable farming need of the hour to curb suicides: Fadnavis

Terming the recent suicides of farmers as a "shame" for Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Friday called for people's participation to help the state government achieve sustainable farming.

Maharashtra to do "vulnerability mapping" to help farmers

To keep a check on farmer suicides, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday unveiled a project for "vulnerability mapping" of agriculturists in the worst-hit Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts.

Maharashtra reported 257 farmer suicides between January and March: Govt

As many as 257 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra due to agrarian reasons during January-March of 2015.

Cong asks Khadse to resign for submitting false info on farmer suicides

 Opposition Congress on Wednesday demanded the resignation of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Eknath Khadse for submitting "false information" to Centre on the number of farmers having killed themselves owing to unseasonal rains and hailstorm in the state.

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Stopping farmer suicides biggest challenge for Maharashtra govt: Fadnavis
Stopping farmer suicides biggest challenge for Maharashtra govt: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday said stopping farmer suicides was the biggest challenge before his government and hoped a newly-launched scheme will help stem the trend.

Farmer suicides in India being deliberately played down?

Notably, last year, 510 farmers ended their lives. As of 2015, families of 105 farmers who ended their lives, received government assistance, whereas 29 farmers were not eligible.

Farmer suicides in India being deliberately played down? Part-2

Notably, last year, 510 farmers ended their lives. As of 2015, families of 105 farmers who ended their lives, received government assistance, whereas 29 farmers were not eligible.

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Centre ready to give more than stipulated criteria to farmers: Paswan

Union Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Tuesday said the Central government is ready to give more than the stipulated criteria to farmers who have suffered losses due to untimely rains and hailstorms.

'Multiple factors responsible for farmers' suicide in country'

Rising incidents of farmers' suicide in the country, particularly in Maharashtra's Vidarbha, are caused by multiple factors that leads an individual to state a of helplessness, influenced by social conditions and mental health, experts in a book on farmers' suicides said.

Panels to curb farmer suicides to be set up in Maharashtra villages

The Maharashtra government is mulling to set up 10-12 member committees in every village across the state which will work towards preventing farmers' suicides, the Legislative Council was informed here on Tuesday.

Farmer suicides despite PM Modi's chai pe charcha assurance: NCP

Days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with NCP chief Sharad Pawar, the NCP on Wednesday attacked him over the suicide of a farmer in Vidarbha region, saying he was forced to kill himself as he did not get any relief from his debts despite Modi's promise at a pre-poll 'Chai pe Charcha (talks over tea)' session.

Rajnath Singh assures laws would be made farmer friendly

Bharatiya Kisan Union general secretary Yudhir Singh, who met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here today, said the government has promised to listen to the woes of the farmers once they prepare a draft for the same.

Sena slams BJP over farmers' suicides in Vidarbha

 Slamming its ally BJP, the Shiv Sena today said that while Maharashtra Chief Minister was busy clinching business deals and attracting investments in the state, it was "heart wrenching" that debt-ridden farmers of Vidarbha were committing suicide.

Oppn disrupts Maha Council proceedings over drought package

The Maharashtra Legislative Council on Friday witnessed seven adjournments after Opposition members stalled proceedings on the issue of farmer suicides and Rs 7,000-crore drought package announced by the state government.

Farmer suicides, poor development top poll issues in Bundelkhand

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

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