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Category: Suicides By Region :: Punjab
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Punjab's green belt turns ghost village 30.6.2006 CNN-IBN: India
Despite the alarming rise in the number of farmer’s suicides in the state, Punjab is not on the map of states needing relief.
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P Sainath: How Mumbai came to discover Vidarbha 30.6.2006 India Together
The Prime Minister's upcoming visit to Vidarbha has had an impact even before he's reached there. It would, however, be a transient impact if he does not see through the charade. The mess there starts right at the top. Vidarbha's condition is the product of design, not decay, writes P Sainath.
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BJP tells Sonia to visit Punjab, Kerala after Raj tour 29.6.2006 New Kerala: India News
New Delhi, June 28: The BJP today dismissed as baseless Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's charges of discrimination in drought relief in Rajasthan, and suggested she visit Punjab, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala to address the increasing cases of suicides by farmers there.
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Watch Tower: Development scenario  21.6.2006 Central Chronicle
Watch Tower: Development scenario 
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Farmers in distress  6.6.2006 Central Chronicle
Farmers in distress 
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Opinion: The rising import of 'suicides' 2.6.2006 India Together
What is behind the suicides in Vidarbha? Is it drought or lack of irrigation, like some are saying? Why have over 550 farmers ended their lives in the last season? Many factors -- local and global -- have together pushed farmers to the brink here, notes Jaideep Hardikar, but says that lopsided global cotton trade is one major cause.
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Amarinder blames Centre for farmer suicides in Punjab 26.5.2006 New Kerala: Punjab
New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today sought to blame the Centre for the suicides of farmers in the state saying they were not getting remunerative prices for their produce.
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Pawar defends wheat import 23.5.2006 Hindu: National
`This is needed to build up buffer stock following low arrivals at procurement centres'
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GM cotton belt is suicide belt 10.5.2006 Telegraph: Nation
A large number of suicides by farmers in India are "intimately connected" to the high cost of production of genetically modified (GM) cotton and other capital-intensive crops, a non-government organisation has claimed.
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Contract farming for corporates: transplanting failure 3.5.2006 India Together
Growing corporate interests and influences in the country's farm sector are beginning to underplay the significance of cooperatives, despite failed pilot programs. Moreover, farmer-owned-firms continue to be successful in the developed nations, and this evidence too is being ignored, writes Sudhirendar Sharma.
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Punjab awakes to 40000 suicides 24.4.2006 Telegraph: Nation
Thousands of deaths and nearly a decade later, the Punjab government has woken up to farmer suicides in the state.
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Suicides protests mount in Punjab's fields 20.4.2006 DNA: India
Farmers are not bringing their produce to markets for procurement to protest against the Centre's decision to import wheat at Rs900 per quintal.
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At the mercy of MNCs 20.4.2006 Deccan Herald
At the mercy of MNCs
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Farmer commits suicide 19.4.2006 Hindu: Other States
Two money-lenders arrested
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Court to be moved on farmers' suicides 7.4.2006 Hindu: Other States
Indian People's Tribunal to seek directions to Centre as well as State governments
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State Pulse: Maharashtra: Alarming rise in farmers suicides  6.4.2006 Central Chronicle
State Pulse: Maharashtra: Alarming rise in farmers suicides 
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"Spurt in suicide cases among Punjab farmers" 3.4.2006 Hindu: Other States
New study by human rights organisation
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Punjab records high number of farmer suicides 2.4.2006 TOI: India
An amazing 1,360 farmers, have killed themselves in the last decade in just two blocks of Andana, in Sangrur district.
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Charles appalled at farmer suicides in Punjab 27.3.2006 New Kerala: Punjab
Patiala (Punjab) : Appalled at hearing about farmer suicides in Punjab, Prince Charles, the heir to the British throne, Monday urged the state government to save its environment and agriculture.
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Personal Tought: Illusory 'Tryst with destiny'-II  15.2.2006 Central Chronicle
Personal Tought: Illusory 'Tryst with destiny'-II 
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