News about pesticide suicides

Suicide and the media: A degree of caution is required

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.

Maharashtra seeks ban on pesticides used by inhalation victims of 2017

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.

Lethal dose: Indian farmers are dying because the government is regulating pesticides poorly presents an analysis of the new draft Pesticide Management Bill in India.

Eight facts about pesticide regulation and use in India according to

In a two-part series, took an in-depth look at the abdication of responsibility by the government at every level, from the process of approving pesticides to the lack of periodic review, and even the vacuum at the ground level where farmers are forced to rely on pesticide dealers for us