Pesticide toll at 35, Maharashtra forms SIT

The toll of pesticide poisoning in Maharashtra's Yavatmal has risen to 19, with 35 farmers, labourers dying in all of Vidarbha and 450 hospitalised since July . The state government has set up a special investigation team to probe the deaths and lodged an FIR under the charges of `culpable homicide not amounting to murder' against agrochemical firm Gharda Chemicals.Another firm, Syngenta, also faces action.....Read more



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