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22 farmer suicides in 3 weeks: outcome of crop failure in Vidarbha/ Marathawada

  Hailstorms led to 9 deaths in 3 days! The Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, a farmers’ advocacy group, has said in a report that 22 farmers have ended their lives in the Vidarbha and Marathawada regions, in the past three weeks. Nine of these deaths took place in just the past three days, after a prolonged and unusual hailstorm destroyed acres of crops, the group says. The Maharashtra government has not confirmed these grim statistics, but has asked for Rs. 5,000 crore from the Centre. Jolted by reports of 22 farmer suicides in three weeks driven by massive crop failure, the Maharashtra... 
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