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.

NHRC seeks report from Maha on farmer suicides

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

MP`s BJP Government to blame for farmer suicides: Minister

Union Tribal Affairs Minister
Kantilal Bhuria on Wednesday blamed the "wrong policies" of Madhya
Pradesh`s BJP Government for farmer suicides in the state.

Are pesticides to blame for farmer suicides?

Are higher levels of exposure to pesticides to blame for the rising tide of suicides among farmers in poor countries? A new study seems to suggest so.