Pes­ti­cide death toll rises to 36

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

T he pes­ti­cide poi­son­ing toll in the Vi­darbha re­gion went up to 36 on Fri­day with the death of a farm labourer at a hos­pi­tal in Ya­vat­mal. The pes­ti­cide poi­son­ing has proved to be a dou­ble whammy for the farm­ers who pay a premium to use BT cot­ton seeds, which are sup­posed to be pest re­sis­tant.

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