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Maharashtra government launches mental health programme to reduce suicide in farmers

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 30 September 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5234
  1. Cheryl Travasso
  1. 1Mumbai

The Maharashtra government is set to launch a programme with a budget of 7.6 crore rupees (£760 000; €1.03m; $1.16m) to identify farmers with depression, to help stem the rising number of suicides among agricultural workers.1

The rainfall deficit this monsoon season in Marathwada, one of the state’s five regions, has been about 53%, meaning that many dams …

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