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Six farmers end lives in 3 days

Posted by Ramoo on February 13, 2007…

NAGPUR: While all eyes are fixed on the Union budget and what lies in it for the cash-starved farmers of Vidarbha driven to suicide, six more ended their lives in the region within the last three days, taking the toll to 106 this year.
According to Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), the toll in 11 days of this month has reached 36. As many as 70 suicides were reported in January. Last year saw more than 1,000 farmers ending their lives in desperation, unable to face rigours of an unprecedented farm crisis.
Official statistics describe six districts in West Vidarbha as suicide-prone and report 1,452 suicides in 2006. However, the local administration claims that most of the suicides were caused by non-agrarian reasons like alcoholism, family disputes and social tensions.

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