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Why pesticide deaths will continue Misleading marketing of farm poisons and tardy regulation are costing lives of farmers and farm hands AS MANY as 50 persons died and around 1,000 were hospitalised with 25 losing their vision after exposure to chemical fumes from spraying of pesticides in Yevatmal district of Maharashtra. Most of those affected were Farm Labourers who neither had any safety apparatus nor were guided on the ideal way to use the pesticides. These cases...

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Farmers Shouldn't Have to Die Before the Government Addresses Rampant Pesticide Misuse -Joe Hill A recent study in Jharkhand showed that farmers are unaware of how to correctly use different chemicals and do not use any protective gear during the process. The deaths and hospitalisation of farmers in Maharashtra raises to the forefront the question of state government culpability for its negligence in regulating the pesticide sector. The National Human Rights Commission has observed that most farmers in the country are not adequately literate and...

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Pesticide Poisoning Kills 18 Farmers in Maharashtra's Yavatmal, NHRC Seeks Report -Varsha Torgalkar The human rights commission has said the farmers’ right to life and livelihood has been violated because of government negligence. Yavatmal, Maharashtra: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), taking suo moto cognisance of media reports that over 18 farmers died due to infection caused by spraying pesticides on their cotton crop in the last three months, has sent notices to the Maharashtra government and the central Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’...

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Pesticide deaths stalk Yavatmal fields: 18 dead, over 800 farmers in hospital -Vivek Deshpande

-The Indian Express The Agriculture Department has meanwhile rushed two ‘Quality Control’ probe teams to Yavatmal and Akola to check if some of the pesticides were spurious. Yavatmal (Maharashra): Devidas Madavi, 57, a farm hand from Kalamb town in Yavatmal district, took up the job of spraying pesticides for the first time this year. By August 19, 12 days after he had used a can to spray pesticides in the cotton fields...

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Farms gone, but lack of jobs hurts villagers most -Shubhra Pant

-The Times of India GURUGRAM: They had given up their land in hope that the local economy would develop and create jobs that would sustain livelihoods not only for them but the next generation. Fourteen years on, no industrial project has come up on the nearly 1,600 acres of land, a massive sprawl across the villages of Gadoli Khurd, Harsaru, Khandsa, Mohammadpur and Narsinghpur, acquired by the government, farming does not happen...

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