Three more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha

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Nagpur, Oct 27: Three more debt-ridden farmers committed suicide on 'Dhanteras' day in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, activists said.

The farmers, who ended their lives on Sunday, Oct 26, were from Yavatmal, Bhandara and Amravati districts, according to Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), a voluntary organisation working among farmers in the region, The number of farmers, who have taken the extreme step during the year, has touched 628, a VJAS release said.

The distressed farmers in the region were having a black Diwali because of the widespread damage to standing crops, especially cotton and soyabean, due to the advent of pests, the release said.

Only a day before, six debt-ridden farmers in the region ended their lives, it added.


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