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farmer suicides

Mohan Guruswamy | Suicides are no indication of India’s farmers’ plight

Suicide is a matter of psychology, and not of economics — no matter how tempting that may be to exaggerate an issue

09 May 2023 12:05 AM

Poetic celebration

Poet Ajeesh Venogoplan explores love, life and death in his wonderful book of poems.

05 Mar 2020 1:10 AM

BJP regime saw more farmer suicides

The data also pointed out that Maharashtra recorded 11,377 farmer suicides in the first decade of the 21st century — 2001 to 2010.

03 Feb 2020 4:37 AM

Amarinder Singh hits out at govt over farmer waiver

With loan amounts of many farmers more than what his government was currently waiving off, their plight continued to be acute, said Capt. Singh.

25 Jan 2019 12:05 AM

Is Indian agriculture an asset or a liability?

The total NPA”s in the country is estimated to be over Rs 10 lakh crores...of which the farm sector is approximately only Rs 68,000 crores.

23 Dec 2018 5:05 AM


In separate incidents, two farmers commit suicide in Maharashtra's Buldhana

In both incidents they were facing loan repayment-related problems.

30 Jul 2018 7:06 PM

Maharashtra: 639 farmers killed selves between March and May this year

State Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil gave this information in Legislative Council in reply to question by Oppn Leader Dhananjay Munde.

14 Jul 2018 7:33 PM

Farmer suicides have doubled, not their income: Sena to BJP

In a scathing attack in its mouthpiece, the Sena said that country was 'tired' of the never-ending announcements of the Modi government. 

22 Jun 2018 5:40 PM

Struggles in the shadows

Kota Neelima traces the lives of 18 women whose struggles have been invisible to the state, community and even their families.

06 May 2018 6:05 AM

Farmer suicides on rise in Cong-ruled states: Amit Shah

In Karntaka over 3500 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka over the last four years.

28 Mar 2018 1:12 AM


Indigenous seeds can end farmer suicides

People are rendered redundant, disposable, useless in the very logic of the fossilised paradigm.

22 Mar 2018 1:04 AM

Waiver failed to reduce deaths

2,414 farmer suicides recorded this year till October 31.

23 Nov 2017 2:40 AM

RTI finds discrepancies in farmer suicide figures

The data also raises questions, as a number of suicides were more due to family problems and alcoholism than debt.

16 Oct 2017 12:59 AM

Probe farm suicides in a month: Maharashtra

Maha tells cops to complete investigations as it will help in providing speedy compensation.

18 Sep 2017 1:27 AM

111 farmers committed suicide in past one-and-a-half years: Chhattisgarh govt

Chhattisgarh revenue minister further said family disputes, excess liquor consumption, ailments were reasons behind farmer suicides.

02 Aug 2017 8:33 AM


Farmer suicides rise in India as warm climate damages crops, shows study

The study suggests India will see more such tragedies as climate change brings hotter temperatures that damage crops and exacerbate drought.

01 Aug 2017 12:12 PM

Maharashtra loan waiver: Govt to launch mobile app to help farmers

The Maharashtra govt had earlier expanded the ambit of its loan waiver scheme to include even those farmers who had taken loans after 2008.

28 Jul 2017 10:40 AM

Opposition in RS targets government over agrarian crisis, farmers' suicide

Several members gave notices under rule 267 that allows adjournment of the proceedings to take up a discussion on an issue.

19 Jul 2017 1:41 PM

Yogendra Yadav, Medha Patkar detained during farmers' protest rally in Mandsaur

The rally, called the Kisan Mukti Yatra, was started on Thursday to protest the killings of 6 farmers in MP's Mandsaur on June 6.

06 Jul 2017 5:00 PM

Farmers' suicide issue cannot be dealt with overnight: SC

Attorney General K K Venugopal also said that for showing effective results, the government should be given adequate time.

06 Jul 2017 2:44 PM