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2008-09-18 21:00:21

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.

2008-08-26 03:00:31

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.

2006-09-03 00:08:37

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.


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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