News about pesticide suicides
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.
Task Force on Systemic Pesticides: Neonicotinoid pesticides pose severe threats to ecosystems worldwide
Neonics are now the most widely used insecticides in the world, and only a tiny fraction of pesticide use serves its purpose to fight pests. Most simply contaminates the environment with extensive damage to non-target organisms.