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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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Unseen victims of farm distress -TV Jayan

-The Hindu Business Line Kota Neelima digs into farmer suicide cases to chronicle lives often labelled as collateral damage In last November, when All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation of around 190 farmer groups from across the country, organised a Kisan Mukti Sansad in Delhi, there was one event that moved almost everyone of thousands present there. About two dozens children of those farmers who had committed suicide in...

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Big rise in farmer suicides in four states during 2016, says NCRB data -Sanjeeb Mukherjee

-Business Standard In absolute numbers, farmer suicides in Haryana and Punjab were less than in Maharashtra, which continued to be Number-1 Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Karnataka, which have large tracts under irrigation and have maintained high agricultural production levels, saw a surge in farmer suicides during 2016, as compared to 2015, provisional data showed. This contrasts with the traditional suicide hotbeds of Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh — they saw a fall...

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10% drop in farm suicides, 11,000 cases in 2016: Govt -Vishwa Mohan

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: Farmer suicides declined by nearly 10% in 2016 as compared to a year earlier, though the rate at which farmers took their lives continued to be at least one every hour. Maharashtra continues to be at the top in recording the highest number of farmer suicides in India. Provisional figures for the year 2016, disclosed by agriculture ministry in Lok Sabha on Tuesday, show that the...

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A tale of two protests: Why Maha farmers captured govt's attention while TN couldn't -TS Sudhir

-TheNewsMinute.com Politics, the sheer optics of the protest march, language – everything came together to ensure one protest was heard loudly, while the other failed. Tamil Nadu is watching Mumbai with interest. After all, farmers from Maharashtra managed to do what the Cauvery delta farmers could not. While over 100 farmers from Tamil Nadu sat in protest in New Delhi for 41 days last year and went back home empty-handed, the Maharashtra...

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