Seven debt-ridden farmers commit suicide

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Nagpur, Sep 14 (UNI) As many as seven debt-ridden farmers committed suicide in the last three days in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, farm activists said today.

According to Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), a voluntary organisation working among farmers in Vidarbha, the seven farmers who took the extreme step are Vilas Akulwar, a resident of Sawli, Chandrapur, Madhukar Wakode of Bhendwal, Buldhana, Janrao Thakre of Javla Sahapur, Amravati; Shrikrishna Muyande of Vatali, Akola, Nepal Shahare of Chandrar, Bhandara, Shamrao Gedam of Chinchewada, Gondia, and Baban Nagrale of Khapri, Wardha.

The farmers ended their lives during the Ganesh Fesival as they were denied bank loans, a VJAS release said.

With these deaths, the number of farmers commiting suicide in Vidarbha this year has reached 562.

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