News about pesticide suicides
Following the deaths of 13 people in Kratie province’s Chetr Borie district from poisoning, the Ministry of Agriculture has imposed a temporary ban on all imports of pesticides.
Pesticide deaths in Maha: SIT has suggested a statewide ban on monocrotophos pesticide, which is frequently used by farmers
Centre's expert in Nepal Gael Robertson on the importance of cautious reporting of suicide in the media. Talking sensitively about mental health problems and suicide reduces stigma and can save lives.
The state’s commissionerate of agriculture has forwarded a proposal to Central Insecticides Board and Registration Committee (CIBRC) seeking a permanent ban on five pesticides found to be used by last year’s inhalation victims.
50 farmers died between September to November 2017 in Yavatmal and over a thousand became ill due to pesticide poisoning
From July to November 2017, the cotton growing districts of Vidarbha, mainly Yavatmal, saw a sudden spike in people coming to hospitals with complaints of nervousness, dizziness, visual impairment and stomach aches.