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By Proshun Chakraborty WANI: For the distressed farmers of Yavatmal in Maharashtra, the reasons driving them to suicide have been crop failure and crippling debts. There is another now: pollution by state-owned coal mines.
By Radheshyam Jadhav PUNE: On Thursday, the state cabinet sanctioned a policy aiming to increase the state's forest cover to a minimum of 33% of land. Maharashtra has 20.13% forest cover, less than the national average of 23.41%. The situation in Pune is even worse.
By Krittivas Mukherjee MUMBAI (Reuters) - More than 100 cotton growers killed themselves in India's richest state in August, marking the highest monthly number of suicides in five years by farmers whose mounting crop loans drive them to death, activists said.
- An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.