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October , 2017
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Maharashtra to probe 18 farmers' deaths due to inhaling of toxic pesticides in Yavatmal

Source: First post, Maharashtra, Date: October , 2017

Source: First post, Maharashtra, Oct 4, 2017:- With the deaths of at least 18 farmers in Maharashtra from inhaling toxic insecticide fumes sprayed in farmlands, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday ordered a high-level probe to ascertain the causes and initiate remedial measures. Besides 18 deaths, another 600 persons have been injured and undergoing treatment in Yavatmal district and surroundings due to inhaling toxic fumes of the insecticides sprayed mostly in cotton and soya fields, said Vasantrao Naik Shetkar Swavalamban Mission. Discussing the issue at the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Fadnavis announced a compensation of Rs 200,000 to the families of the deceased farmers.

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