New Delhi, Oct 14:The number of farmers' deaths due to pesticides is rising. Death toll rises to 36 after two farmers die in Yavatmal. The farmers lose life as they were sprayed pesticides to save the crops. Mahaashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis had ordered probe into this, what may be called, 'mass murder'. It was height of apathy and callousness when one of his ministers, while interacting with media, gave some insensitive remarks.
Chief of Maharashtra governments Vasantrao Naik Shetkari Swavalamban Sanstha Kishore Tiwari had said the deaths of "innocent" farmers in Yavatmal due to pesticide poisoning is "genocide" by multi-national companies and the state government. Tiwari appealed to the state administration to stop use of harmful products as an immediate solution to put an end to farmer fatalities. Addressing a press conference in Nagpur, Tiwari alleged that vested interest of the regulatory officials in agriculture department and administrations negligence in this matter allowed these unfortunate deaths to happen. News24Bureau with Agencies