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8 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha

Farmer suicides remained unabated in Vidarbha region with eight more ryots (peasants) ending their lives during last two days, says an NGO.
PTI | By HT Correspondent, Nagpur
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2007 03:25 PM IST

Farmer suicides remained unabated in Vidarbha region with eight more 'ryots' (peasants) ending their lives during last two days, an NGO said on Tuesday.

The deceased were identified as Bajirao Ingle (Amravati), Vikas Punwatkar (Yavatmal), Waman Dewang (Amravati), Pandurang Ingole (Washim), Shankar Nage (Akola), Eknath Kale (Tavatmal), Janrao Warhade (Amravati), and Suresh Pande (Amravati).

So far, 506 farmers have taken the extreme step since Jan 1 this year with Yavatmal district alone registering a maximum of 133 suicides, President of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti, Kishore Tiwari, said in a release.

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