» 09/04/2006, 00.00
Maharashtra: three farmers commit suicide every day due to poverty, usury
In August, the richest state of the Union recorded more than 100 suicides among farmers. They said "this is the worst situation ever" but the government said "two or three months" are needed for things to improve.
Caritas to tackle tragedy of suicides among farmers
The Indian Church is committed to bringing down the number of farmers who kill themselves because they are in debt. From today, a national conference will discuss ways and means of applying a program "Save Farmers-Save India". Attention is focused on Maharashtra: there have been at least 962 suicides in five months.
962 farmers commit suicide in Maharashtra
Despite government pledges and funds for aid, a desperate situation continues to plague farmers in the richest state of the Indian Union.
A Caritas Campaign: “Save the farmers, Save India”
Caritas India will launch a national campaign in April with the slogan, “Save the farmers, Save India” in order to help the regretful phenomenon, which is spreading across the country: suicides amongst farmers. The loss of crops and insurmountable debt has driven farmers into poverty and desperation. They see suicide as the only way to salvation.
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Christians want to join the Congress as candidates for the elections in Maharashtra
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