Kishore Tiwari

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Name: Kishore Tiwari
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

After good rains, sowing gains pace in region

NAGPUR: Monsoon has been late and erratic this year. But, farmers of Vidarbha, who are by now used to this climate change factors, have taken up the kharif crop sowing in right earnest at the right time, albeit a month late. According to top agriculture ... [Published Times of India - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 2 reports

1000 aid-starved, drought-hit farmers protest in Vidarbha

Nearly 1,000 farmers, including many women, staged a day's hunger strike and sit-in protest demanding minimum support price for cotton and waiver of farm loans in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, an NGO leader said here Saturday.The protest at Yavatmal ... [Published Deccan Herald - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Three Maharashtra farmers ended lives on budget day

Three debt-ridden farmers committed suicide even as Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented his well-received budget Thursday, a farm NGO said here Friday. The extreme step by the farmers was prompted by the failed monsoon in large parts of eastern Maharashtra, ... [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Vidarbha farmers, widows to fast tomorrow on delayed rain woes

Farmers and widows of suicide affected families in Vidarbha would be observing a day-long fast tomorrow at Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district, to draw the attention of authorities to the distress due to delayed rains in the region.According to Vidarbha ... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

'Vidarbha farmers will continue to find suicide more attractive'

NAGPUR: Several new components like stress on irrigation in dry-land areas, price stabilization fund, bringing landless farmers in pale of institutional finance through NABARD for working on leased lands, allowing MGNREGA in farm work have won bouquets ... [Published Times of India - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

General Budget 2014-15: Distressed cotton farmers urge Arun Jaitley for steps to stop farmers' genocide

Main dry land cotton farmers advocacy group Vidarbha Janandolan Samti (VJAS) from Maharashtra has drawn attention of Indian finance minister Arun Jaitley toward the latest National Crime Records Bureau report, which says that since 1995 to 2013 more than ... [Published Meri News - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 07 2014 - 1 reports

Lack of rains renders 15 lakh hectares of cotton fields in state useless

Nearly 15 lakh hectares of cotton plantation in Maharashtra have dried up and gone to waste. Farmers claim they had sowed seeds in June, like every year, but the lack of rainfall means the seeds have not germinated.Farmers spend nearly Rs 30,000 on growing ... [Published Mid Day - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 05 2014 - 1 reports

Modi opens Katra rail link, vows to walk Vajpayee’s path

Business News     Sensex, Nifty at new highs, oil and gas stocks riseMumbai, July 4: A benchmark index of Indian equities markets on Friday touched a new record high of 25,981.51 points as oil and gas and bank stocks surged. The 30–scrip Sensitive ... [Published SentinelAssam.com - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jul 04 2014 - Updated Jul 04 2014 - 1 reports

Maharashtra tops farmer-suicides list

By | IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News  –Nagpur, July 4 (IANS) With 3,146 distressed farmers ending their lives last year, Maharashtra has topped the list of farmland suicides in the country, an activist said here Friday.Citing the latest National ... [Published Yahoo! India - Jul 04 2014]
First reported Jun 21 2014 - Updated Jun 21 2014 - 1 reports

Shiv Sena may back crop price hike issue

NAGPUR: The Shiv Sena is likely to support in a big way the demand for raising minimum support prices of cotton, soyabean and paddy. The party president Uddhav Thackeray gave this assurance to Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) president Kishore Tiwari ... [Published Times of India - Jun 21 2014]

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...chief Kishore Tiwari, over 800,000 farmers in the region have become victims of little or no rain as the cotton sowing season is in full swing. "they sowed seeds bought from loans early june. but after the crop rotted without rains, many again availed loans for a second sowing late june, which met the same fate. some are now going for a third sowing, hoping rains will revive in july, but so far the sky is clear" Tiwari told IANS...
"with 60,768 suicides in the state, topping the number of suicides among all states in the country, it is high time the centre intervenes" said Tiwari, whose NGO has been documenting the Vidarbha crisis since 1995
"if the farmer gets good income from these crops, he would be able to meet the health, education and social needs of the family. inability to meet these rising costs drive farmer to suicide as earnings are too low from the current prices. the previous upa government raised cotton msp barely by rs50 a quintal and that of soya and paddy by similar sums dashing all hopes of farmers" said Tiwari. He was hopeful that the Sena would not take up these issues mainly with an eye on the upcoming state elections

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After good rains, sowing gains pace in region [Published Times of India - Jul 24 2014]
1000 aid-starved, drought-hit farmers protest i... [Published Deccan Herald - Jul 12 2014]
Aid-starved, drought-hit farmers protest in Vid... [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 12 2014]
Vidarbha farmers, widows to fast tomorrow on de... [Published Business Standard India - Jul 11 2014]
Three Maharashtra farmers ended lives on budget... [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 11 2014]
'Vidarbha farmers will continue to find suicide... [Published Times of India - Jul 10 2014]
General Budget 2014-15: Distressed cotton farme... [Published Meri News - Jul 09 2014]
Lack of rains renders 15 lakh hectares of cotto... [Published Mid Day - Jul 07 2014]
Modi opens Katra rail link, vows to walk Vajpay... [Published SentinelAssam.com - Jul 04 2014]
Maharashtra tops farmer-suicides list [Published Yahoo! India - Jul 04 2014]
Shiv Sena may back crop price hike issue [Published Times of India - Jun 21 2014]
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