News about pesticide suicides
From Environment & Energy Report. Agricultural authorities in China are speeding up the phaseout of highly toxic pesticides, announcing Dec. 5 that another 10 pesticides will be eliminated by the end of 2022.
FirstPost, Rishiraj Bhagawati Oct, 17 2017. Insecticide poisoning has claimed several lives in the past couple of months, with at least 21 farmers dying in Yavatmal alone.
After the crisis, the government is taking steps to stricter regulate the sale of pesticides, and enforce the use of protective gear.