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Agriculture marketing a high priority… Why then governments allow farmers suicides even now? There were two farmers suicides in the month of July. The two were in Karnataka. One in Tumkur district and another in Gulbarga district. The Tumkur farmers committed suicide by hanging himself in his field and the causes are the same ones known to the Prime Minister and Sonia Gandhi! So, too we hope the Gulbarga farmer. one of the many who flock the command area around the Upper Krishna Project in the district to cultivate high value crops like chillies and cotton.We hope we need not go into the details of the losses made by the AP farmers cultivating chillies. […]

Commerce to GoM: clear 41 'cleared' SEZs. roll back freeze

Shishir GuptaSEZ: Infosys, Wipro, Bajaj, Satyam and HCL among those in waiting: letter to Pranab NEW DELHI, JANUARY 29: Infosys Technologies, Wipro, Satyam Computers , HCL Technologies and Bajaj Auto Limited are among the 41 approved developers who are knocking on the doors of the government for a rollback of the GoM’s decision withholding their SEZ notification. Among them, they have acquired nearly 5,000 hectares and Rs 40,000 crore in investment is sitting idle. The Commerce Ministry has today written to External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee — who heads the Empowered Group of Ministers — seeking directions on issuance of notification in these 41 cases spread in nine states, including […]

Vidharbha continues to be haunted by Farmer's suicide January 31, 2007Rajen Nair There is no sign of suicide abating in the village of Vidharbha in Maharashtra. In the last 48 hours according to a newspaper report 11 farmers took their lives adding to the rising toll of 62 deaths in the first month of the year. The farmers of Vidarbha continue to leave a trail of suicide from past several years. Last year the cases of suicide reached the all time high with 1050 farmers killing themselves. According to Maharashtra government about 3000 farmers have committed suicide from past three years. It is indeed a shameful admission by any government of the day. This speaks of the […]

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