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Category: Suicides By Region :: Karnataka
Last updated: Jul 17 2018 21:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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With iPhone X, Karnataka Invites Lawmakers For Cauvery Dispute Meet 17.7.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
The Karnataka government's invite to a meeting on the Cauvery dispute did not come cheap. The invite to 40 lawmakers came with an iPhone X and a costly bag, alleges Rajiv Chandrashekhar.
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Farm Loan Waivers, Not Income Growth Behind Rural Revival: Report 15.7.2018 NDTV News - India-news
The growth in demand seen in some rural pockets is driven by farm loan waivers and not by real increases in rural incomes and wages, indicating that the economy is still far from a full-blown rural...
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HD Kumaraswamy Government's Loan Waiver For Farmers to Cost 34,000 Crores 5.7.2018 NDTV News - South
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy today announced a loan waiver scheme for farmers -- a key political promise ahead of assembly elections -- that would cost the state Rs 34,000 crore.
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PM promises farmers income doubling by 2022 20.6.2018 Hindu: Fitness
Critics call Modi’s video interaction a ‘pre-scripted TV show’ that failed to address suicides due to agrarian distress
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Loan waiver no panacea for farm crisis, but I’ll keep my promise: Kumaraswamy 20.6.2018 Hindu: National
Meeting with heads of nationalised banks to be convened within two days
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Niti Aayog meet: HD Kumaraswamy asks Centre to give 50% for farm loan waiver scheme 18.6.2018 DNA: Top News
Using Niti Aayog's stage to his advantage, Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy put the ball in Centre's court by seeking 50 per cent assistance to his government's farm loan waiver scheme. "Debt of farmers is staring us in the face. My government is ready to address this problem and I request the Government of India to support us," Kumaraswamy said. In the midst of farmers' protests and increasing rate of suicides, farm loan waiver has become a big issue nationwide, including in Karnataka, before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. However, given the precarious situation of the economy, Modi government is finding it difficult to indulge in any kind of loan waiver. "We need full support of the Government of India for this... While we represent various political ideologies, when it comes to development we should work together," he said addressing PM Modi. Kumaraswamy said he is sure the NITI Aayog will prove its federal character given the developmental disparities in India, and added that Niti Aayog and the ...
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Twenty farmers commit suicide in Karnataka in a week 4.6.2018 Central Chronicle
Bengalulru, In a disturbing trend, as many as 20 farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka due to mounting debt and in the latest incident two of them committed suicide on Sunday. Official sources said on Monday that the two farmers Ravindra (33) and Nagarajaiah(45) committed suicide in Mandya and Davanagere districts yesterday.The former had borrowed Rs […]
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Congress will go alone in Rajasthan Assembly Election; don’t need an alliance: Sachin Pilot 3.6.2018 DNA: Top News
How has the Rajasthan government handled the farmer’s unrest and debt issue? 150 farmers have already committed suicide in the state and the government has turned a blind eye to the farmer problem. The unavailability of water compounded with debt management has affected farmers in the past three years. Do you think that the rural distress as an issue can also resonate in Madhya Pradesh? Both Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are suffering from an agrarian distress. The BJP hasn’t paid sufficient attention to the farmer issue. The Congress has not forgotten Mandasaur incident, which is why Congress President Rahul Gandhi visited the place to mark the death anniversary of the farmers who were shot during last year’s agitation. The farmer resentment will be seen during the elections. Is Kairana (in Uttar Pradesh) a roadmap for the Opposition for the coming Lok Sabha election? To an extent, yes, but every state has a different dynamic and alliances will form keeping that in mind. The UPA President (Sonia Gandhi) ...
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K'taka CM to discuss loan waiver issue with farmers tomorrow 29.5.2018 General News
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy has called a meeting of farmers association and organisations at Vidhana Soudha at 11 am tomorrow to discuss farm loan waiver issue.The official Twitter handle of the Chief Minister issued a statement on Tuesday that read, "CM HD Kumaraswamy will hold a meeting with farmer leaders and progressive farmers of the state at 11:15 AM on Wednesday to discuss various problems of farmers including crop loan waiver and farmer suicides."Waiving farmers' loan was one of the main focuses of Kumaraswamy's campaign of the recently concluded state assembly elections.On May 23, Kumaraswamy of Janata Dal (Secular) was sworn-in as the 24th chief minister of Karnataka, marking the beginning of the JD(S)-Congress alliance in the state.
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HDK calls meeting of farmers tomorrow over loan waiver 29.5.2018 General News
Under mounting pressure for honouring his pre-poll promise of waiving farm loans of Rs 53,000 crore, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy has called a meeting of farmers' organisations tomorrow to discuss the issue, officials said today. Kumaraswamy will hold a meeting with representatives of farmers' groups and agriculturists to discuss loan waiver, farmer suicides, and other problems faced by them, officials at the Chief Minister's Office said. Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara will also attend the meeting, they said, adding Leader of Opposition in the Assembly B S Yeddyurappa has also been invited. Kumaraswamy today chaired a meeting of senior officers on the issue that was attended by Chief Secretary K RatnaPrabha, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) ISN Prasad, Development Commissioner D V Prasad, and Additional ChiefSecretary to the Chief Minister M Lakshminarayana. The chief miniser had recently said he was committed to waiving farm loans or else would ...
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Kannada bodies mount pressure on CM to waive farm loan 28.5.2018 General News
Mounting pressure on the three-day old Kumaraswamy government in Karnataka, a group of pro-Kannada organisations have demanded that the chief minister waive farm loans and give a compensation of Rs 25 lakh to each family of those farmers who committed suicide. The president of Kannada Okkoota (federation), Vatal Nagaraj today wrote to the chief minister and asked him to immediately waive farm loans. He said many farmers committed suicide for failing to repay their loans. Nagaraj told PTI that the Okkoota would give a week's time till the cabinet is formed and then it would intensify its pressure on the government to waive farm loans. He flayed chief minister Kumaraswamy's statement that that he was at the "mercy" of Congress and not the people of state. "A chief minister should never give a statement like that. It is unacceptable. All through the election campaign he was saying that he will waive farm loans and now he is saying that he is under the obligation of Congress
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Why Karnataka's new government has a job on its hands despite 8.5% growth 15.5.2018 Business Standard: News Now
In 2016, Karnataka recorded the second-highest number of farmer suicides-1,212, behind only Maharashtra
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BJP to get majority in Karnataka, predicts Adityanath 12.5.2018 General News
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exuded confidence of a victory for his BJP in Karnataka where polling was held on Saturday.
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A political party has given supari to kill me: Mamata Banerjee's startling claim 12.5.2018 Zee News : States
In a startling revelation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee claimed that some political parties are trying to get her assassinated. 
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Karnataka Polls: Key Issues 11.5.2018 General News
Elections in Karnataka will be held on Saturday and the state has seen fever pitch campaigning by top leaders, each attempting to woo voters through their unique campaigning styles.Here are some of the key issues that voters would consider while exercising their franchise tomorrow:• FARMER CRISIS: The BJP claimed during its campaign that more than 3500 farmers committed suicide under the "anti-farmer" Siddaramaiah Government. The BJP said that if the Yeddyurappa Government is voted to power in the state, farmer loans of up to Rs 1 lakh would be waived off for each farmer. The BJP also promised that with a fund of Rs 1.5 lakh crore, every field in Karnataka will be watered.The Congress, on the other hand, has promised to double farmers' income and constitute a statutory Farmers Income Commission. To tide over the agrarian crisis in 2017, the Siddaramaiah Government waived off farmer loans of up to Rs 50, 000 per farmer at an estimated cost of Rs Rs 8,165 crore to the state ...
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‘BJP alone can ensure good governance, development’ 11.5.2018 Hindu: Mangalore
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday asked BJP workers to ensure good polling in Bantwal constituency where the party is facing B.
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Can the BJP wrest Karnataka from the Congress? 10.5.2018 Hindu: Opinion
YESThe JD(S) and the Congress are two faces of the same coin. The BJP will win with a majority Muralidhar Rao Yes, we will definitely wrest power fro
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Cong describes investment support scheme as 'election gimmick' 10.5.2018 General News
The Congress in Telangana today described the investment support scheme for farmers, launched by the state government, as "election gimmick." The party demanded that the minimum support price (msp) for all agriculture produce be increased by 25 per cent immediately to help the farming community. "TRS govt did not pay compensation of Rs 6 lakh under GO (government order) 421 to any of the families of the farmers who committed suicide. While TRS hovernment had no money to pay compensation, (Chief Minister) KCR had no time meet the families of farmers," Telangana Congress president N Uttam Kumar Reddy told reporters here. He claimed that not a single rupee was spent on providing remunerative prices for agriculture produce though "a budget of Rs. 6.75 lakh crore was presented and another Rs 2.5 lakh crore of loans were borrowed during the last four years." The state government has spent 'crores of rupees' on advertisements published in newspapers in other states, including .
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Congress trying to win Karnataka by hook or crook: Amit Shah 10.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said that amid the "palpable public anger" against the Siddaramiah government, the Congress was trying to win the Karnataka assembly elections "by hook or by crook".
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Karnataka Assembly Elections 2018: Farmers in Rs 33-cr debt over toor dal production 10.5.2018 DNA: Popular News
As we close in on the last week in the run-up to the Karnataka state Assembly elections, here's a series looking at the agrarian crisis, testimonies, and the expectations of the farmer's community. In the first part of the series, we bring to you a story of contrasts: While farmers are reeling of debt on toor dar in the North Karnataka region with several taking their own lives, state officials in Gulbarga have sent a proposal for a Geographical Indication (GI) index of the pulse. 35-year-old Sudhamati lives a stone’s throw from the her in-laws house in Noulaspur village in East Bidar. But the last time she spoke to anyone there was in the wake of her husband, Nivarti Rao Shinde’s death, who took his own life on March 29, 2017, after years of debt that accrued after farming the 4.5 acres of land he owned with his three brothers. Most of the couple’s money went into finding a means to conceive. Nivarti cultivated sugarcane and toor daal (pigeon pea lentils) in his part of the land. Despite her ...
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