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Category: Suicides By Region :: Punjab
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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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After getting trolled, Raveena Tandon releases clarification on farmers' protest remark 5.6.2018 DNA: Recent Columns
Bollywood actress Raveena Tandon on Tuesday justified her stance on farmers' protests and said she never intended the arrest of agitating farmers. The 43-year-old said she was misquoted as all she wanted was the arrest of the anti-social people who 'are pretending to be farmers' and throwing the produce. "I work for many NGOs and organisations for social causes and have tried to do my bit, even worked with unicef on fieldwork, have seen little children malnourished and die of hunger, so could not bear the thought of food/produce /milk go waste,wherewas we could feed many," she tweeted. I work for many ngo s and orgs for socia causes have tried to do my but, even worked with unicef on fieldwork,have seen little children malnourished and die of hunger,so could not bear the thought of food/produce /milk go waste,wherewas we could feed many. https://t.co/wx9P6qvMGT — Raveena Tandon (@TandonRaveena) June 5, 2018 She further said some people deliberately took her tweets out of the context to suit their agenda. ...
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Farmers’ stir pushes up prices 2.6.2018 Hindu: News
Suicide of two farmers in Madhya Pradesh underlines severity of agrarian crisis
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Rahul Gandhi seeks to turn heat on Modi government, will address farmers in Mandsaur on June 6 2.6.2018 Zee News : States
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will address a farmer`s rally in Mandsaur of Madhya Pradesh on June 6. This was the day seven farmers had died in a police firing in 2017.
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Fumed over fuel price, Punjab farmers hold tractor rally 29.5.2018 General News
The farmers of the Bharatiya Kisan Union held a tractor rally on Tuesday against the fuel price hike in Samrala, Punjab."A tractor consumes around 10 litres of diesel in one hour. Due to the hike, the cost of farming would increase by Rs. 400- 700 per hour. A farmer can't afford such exorbitant rates," said Balbir Singh Rajewal, the president of Bharatiya Kisan Union."We have come here in Samrala to hand over the keys of our tractors to the administration. We ask the government to bring fuel prices under GST," he addedRajewal also accused the government of the farmer suicides all across the nation.As the fuel prices across the country touched a historic high for the 15th consecutive day, the general public has raised concern over the matter.
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Pb: Rs 8.88 cr assistance provided in 314 farmer suicide cases 28.5.2018 General News
The Punjab government today said that it has so far approved financial assistance of Rs 8.88 crore in 314 cases of farmer suicide. The State Level Committee (SLC) constituted in this regard has sanctioned the relief in 10 meetings held till date starting from April last year, state Revenue Minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria was quoted as saying in an official release. The minister said the SLC in its 10th meeting, approved Rs 53 lakh in 18 such cases, including six from Bathinda district, four in Mansa, six in Tarn Taran and two in Patiala. He claimed that with the release of Rs 8.88 crore, the Congress government had provided the highest ever relief to families of farmers who committed suicide since the launch of this scheme in 2015. Sarkaria said the financial assistance to the next of the kin of the deceased was being provided on the directives of Chief Minister Amarinder Singh. He said that review meetings were held at districts and state levels to ensure timely disbursal of ...
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Congress government protecting sugar mill owners: Akali Dal 19.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday said that the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab was protecting the owners of a sugar mill, who were close to the ruling dispensation, even after discharge from the mill had left thousands of fish dead and contaminated water in Beas river.
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Farmer suicides: Amarinder urges Modi for one-time debt waiver 17.5.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of the farmers and the unabated farmer suicides, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a one-time debt relief to mitigate the miseries of the farming community.
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Centre's response on farm debt waiver not encouraging: Amarinder 17.5.2018 General News
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today claimed the response of the Centre on the state government's repeated requests for a debt waiver scheme had "not been encouraging" and sought its immediate attention to the farmers' plight to "avoid any socio-economic unrest". The chief minister urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a one-time debt relief to ameliorate miseries of the farming community. Expressing serious concern over the deteriorating condition of farmers and the unabated farmer suicides, the chief minister, in a letter to the prime minister, sought immediate intervention of the Centre to "avoid any socio-economic unrest" in the rural areas. "Despite repeated requests from the state government for a national-level debt waiver scheme for farmers, the response so far has not been encouraging," he said. With continued debt stress, the number of farmer suicides is increasing and there is widespread resentment amongst them, he added. Singh requested that the ...
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Five booked over farmer's suicide in Punjab 1.5.2018 General News
Five people have been booked for abetment to suicide days after a farmer allegedly ended his life in a village in Zira sub-division here, police said today. Jatinder Singh (25) committed suicide three days ago in Kacharbhann village and it was alleged that he killed himself after some people got a plot of land belonging to his family registered in their names, they said. The accused, identified as Rachhpal Singh, his wife, Sarbjit Kaur, Jagtar Singh, Gurjit Singh and Nishan Singh were booked under sections 306 of the IPC, officials said. The family members of the deceased held a protest with his body in front of the Zira Sadar police station last night demanding arrest of the accused and agreed to cremate the body only after assurances of a fair probe, they added. Meanwhile, Punjab police formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the matter and submit a report within a month, officials said. The family also demanded action against Inderjit Singh Zira, president of the Kisan ..
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Chandumajra calls for review of finance commission criteria for funds allocation to states 27.4.2018 General News
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) MP Prem Singh Chandumajra today called for a review of the population criteria for allocation of resources to the states by the 15th finance commission. "The criteria of population adopted by the finance commission for finalising financial assistance to the states is loaded heavily against developed states like Punjab whose population is much less as against the states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar that have been late starter so far as developmental aspects are concerned. "The rate of growth of population too is comparatively much less. The needs of Punjab are different and hence the same criteria can't be applied to this state that is at a different level of development," Chandumajra said in a statement. Anandpur Sahib MP underlined that in a diverse country like India having glaring regional disparities, the Centre would have to take various other aspects into account rather than focussing mainly on population. The SAD senior vice-president said states like .
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Debt-ridden Punjab farmer commits suicide 22.4.2018 General News
A 45-year-old debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide on Sunday in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.The farmer, who had taken a loan of Rs 7 Lakh, took the drastic step after failing to pay his debts.The farmer belonged to Madhepur village and also had a 2-acre land to his name.India is an agrarian country and 70 percent of its people are dependent on it. Farmer suicides in such a scenario are even more worrisome.In a similar incident today, another debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a train in Doraha's Malipur Village in Ludhiana district.In 2014, the National Crime Records Bureau of India reported 5,650 farmer suicides. The highest number of farmer suicides was recorded in 2004.The farmer suicide rate in India has ranged between 1.4 and 1.8 per 100,000 total population, over a 10-year period through 2005.Last year, the country saw farmer suicides mostly in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, ..
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Disadvantaged engineering students learning at faster rates: Stanford study 6.4.2018 All News-IANS Stories
Engineering students from disadvantaged groups are learning at a faster rate than their counterparts from the general category, claims an ongoing study being conducted by the Stanford University for India.
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Case against 2 PSPCL engineers after cloth merchant commits suicide 3.4.2018 General News
A case was registered against a superintending engineer (SE) and a junior engineer (JE) of the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL) after a cloth merchant allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front a train here. According to a complaint lodged by Karanpreet Singh, the victim's father, Jatinderpal ended his life as he was allegedly not allowed to pay his pending electricity bill in instalments. "Jatinderpal was not doing well in his business and had suffered losses. His electricity bill also accumulated to over Rs 96,000," Singh said. He had requested the SE and the JE to allow him to pay the bill in instalments but his requests were turned down, Singh alleged. Karanpreet said about three days ago, the PSPCL employees had disconnected their electricity connection. An upset Jatinderpal left the house last evening and later called up his wife, Maninder Kaur, to inform her that he had decided to end his life, Singh said. A suicide note was found in Jatinderpal's pocket. In .
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Farmers hold protest rally in Chandigarh 3.4.2018 General News
Several farmers from various parts of Punjab today gathered here and held a rally for their several demands including full loan waiver and higher compensation amount for farmers who commit suicide. The farmers assembled at Sector 25 here to participate in the protest rally on the call given by seven farmers' outfits, including Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta), BKU (Dakonda), Kirti Kisan Union, Kisan Sangharsh Committee, and BKU (Krantikari). The farmers raised slogans against the Punjab government and the Centre and said the rally was a "warning" to both the governments. "Farmers in Punjab are being forced to commit suicides as they are unable to pay their debts. Our main demand is that the debt of those farmers and farm labourers who cannot pay their loans taken from banks, Arthiyas etc should be waived," said BKU (Ekta) General Secretary Sukhdev Singh Kokrikalan. "This rally is a warning to both Punjab and Central governments for not implementing their promises made to the farmers," he ..
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Assembly panel report on farmers suicide 'cruel joke': SAD 29.3.2018 General News
Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the Punjab Assembly Committee's report on farmers' suicides in the state was a "cruel joke" on farmers and farm labourers as it did not come out with a rehabilitation package for families of those who committed suicide. The report, which was tabled on the concluding day of the Punjab Assembly's Budget session yesterday, had concluded that 76 per cent of the farmers who have committed suicides in recent years are from small and marginal category. The SAD said the report also failed to recognise the fact that implementing a comprehensive loan waiver had become a necessity. "It is shocking that the Assembly's committee headed by Congressman Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria did not bring out the true picture of its interactions with families of those who committed suicide," SAD spokesman Maheshinder Singh Gewal said. "It is also shameful that the Congress government decided to table the all-important report in the Vidhan Sabha at the fag end of the
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House committee on farmers' suicides tables report in Pb Assembly 28.3.2018 General News
A committee of Punjab Assembly today tabled a report in the House giving recommendations on farmers' suicides and the loan taken by them. The panel report concluded that 76 per cent of the farmers who have committed suicides in recent years are from small and marginal category. Among the recommendations made by the committee include the need for setting up a debt settlement and reconciliation commission for settling cases of those farmers who are unable to pay their loans. The committee, headed by MLA Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, in its report felt that it will help in convincing farmers to repay the loans with time relaxation or with a one-time settlement. The committee has suggested that the members of the families of farmers who have committed suicide should be given all social security pensions from the date of the suicide. In all, there are 69 recommendations in the panel report which also includes that the state should be divided into different zones depending on the mineral value
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'Three dams to be built to stop India's share of waters from flowing to Pakistan' 28.3.2018 General News
Three dams will be constructed in Uttarakhand to stop the unutilised waters of India's three rivers, mentioned in Indus water treaty, from flowing to Pakistan, Union Minister for Transport and Water Resources Nitin Gadkari said on Tuesday."Water from our (share of) rivers was going into Pakistan. We are making detailed project reports to stop that from happening and water will be given to Punjab, Rajasthan, Delhi and Haryana," Gadkari said while addressing the concluding session of Agri Leadership Summit-2018 in Rohtak, Haryana.While addressing the summit, he also said the central government would fulfil its promise of providing farmers of the country with one-and-a-half times the cost of production of crops as MSP.
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Pb FM says cane growers' arrears cleared; AAP contests claim 26.3.2018 General News
Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal told the State Assembly here today that all outstanding arrears of sugarcane growers had been cleared, a fact strongly contested by main opposition AAP's senior leader Kanwar Sandhu. Sandhu gave a notice of privilege against the minister for allegedly committing "contempt" of the House. During the Zero Hour, Aam Aadmi Party's Sandhu demanded that all pending dues of sugarcane growers be cleared at the earliest, lest it hits the much needed diversification plan and adds to the spurt of farmer suicides in the state. Sandhu, who had written to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh in this regard, pointed out that over Rs 270 crore arrears were due and yet to be given to the sugarcane growers of the state by nine cooperative sugar mills alone. "If the amount due from the private mills and the government departments is added, the figure would be much more," he said in the Assembly. Sandhu said that most payments were due to the farmers by the Morinda ..
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In some States, many farm suicide victims came under APL category: study 24.3.2018 Hindu: Medicine & Research
The study covered 13 States
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