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185 farmers committed suicide in State in first half of 2008-09

BANGALORE: The number of reported cases of farmer suicides in the State touched 185 in the first half of this financial year (2008-09). The State’s agricultural sector has been facing a plethora of problems. Apart from the erratic monsoon this year, the shortage of fertilizers disrupted kharif sowing, leading to a delay in sowing operations in several districts. The global economic slowdown is likely to depress the prices of cotton, while sugarcane growers are threatening an agitation seeking higher support price for their produce. Sugarcane growers are unhappy with the procurement price (Rs. 811 a tonne) offered by the Government. The State has not been able meet the sowing target […]

Maha tops list of farmers' suicide

Press Trust Of India / New Delhi November 03, 2008, 0:09 IST Maharashtra tops the list of farmer suicides with over 5,000 peasants under duress from crop failure and indebtedness ending their lives in the last four years, a study by the Agriculture Ministry said. About 5,045 farmers have taken their lives in Maharashtra, while in Andhra Pradesh about 1,313 have killed themselves between 2005 and 2007, the study said. The ministry, which has taken data provided by state governments, said a total of 1,003 farmers in Karnataka took their lives since 2005-06 till August 2008. There were about 905 cases of suicide by farmer registered in Kerala, 387 in […]

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