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Why There Is A Rise In Farm Labour Suicides -Akhil Alha

-Outlook The collection of separate figures for suicides of farmers and farm labour has started in 2014, the year in which there were 5650 farmers committed suicides as against 6710 cases of farm labour suicides. According to the latest figures released by the government, farmer suicides in 2016 have come down to 6351 from 8007 in 2015, a drop of 21 per cent.  Suicides among agricultural labourers, however, have gone up by...

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A vote of no confidence from the farmers -Yogendra Yadav & Avik Saha

-The Hindu There is enough evidence to show that the government has failed farmers and agricultural labourers in a big way As the Lok Sabha debates the vote of no confidence today, representatives of farmers from across the country will be marching outside Parliament under the banner of All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee (AIKSCC), an umbrella body of 201 farmer organisations. Farmers have already passed a vote of no confidence against...

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In Odisha's rice bowl, suspected starvation death raises the spectre of hunger stalking the elderly -Priya Ranjan Sahu

-Scroll.in Too ill to collect her share of PDS rice and with most of her neighbours unaware of her condition, Kunduru Nag, 68, died on June 12. Around 20 km from the district headquarters of Bargarh, Khuntpali seems to be quite developed compared to most villages in Odisha. Located in the irrigated region of the district – often referred to as the “rice bowl” of the state – Khuntpali is also...

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Maharashtra farmers set to launch fresh protests from 1 June -Abhiram Ghadyalpatil

-Livemint.com The historic farmer protest launched on 1 June 2017 had a nationwide impact and raised several demands of farmers which still remain unaddressed Mumbai: The Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha, a farmers’ organization affiliated to the Communist Party of India (Marxist), or CPM, will launch yet another protest on farm issues from 1 June to mark the first anniversary of the Maharashtra farmer protests. The Maharashtra state council of Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha...

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Death in the farmlands: Suicides in agriculture sector decline 32% in 2016

-Business Standard Suicides by Farm Labourers increased 9% to 5,019 in 2016 (14 every day) from 4,595 in 2015 (13 every day) As many as 6,351 farmers/cultivators committed suicide in 2016 across India, or 17 every day, according to the latest home ministry data. Suicides declined 21 per cent from 8,007, or 22 every day, in 2015, data show. Suicides in the farming sector declined 10 per cent — from 12,602 in 2015...

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