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West Bengal Farmers Take Own Lives Amid Crop Losses From Unseasonal Rainfall

Amidst the aftermath of unseasonal rainfall wreaking havoc on crops, two farmers from West Bengal tragically took their own lives as they grappled with substantial losses.

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In recent tragic incidents, two farmers from different districts in West Bengal have reportedly taken their own lives in the aftermath of unseasonal rainfall wreaking havoc on their crops. Bapi Ghosh, a 50-year-old potato farmer from Paschim Medinipur district's Chandrakona, allegedly consumed pesticide on Friday night, succumbing to the adverse effects the next day. The untimely rainfall, attributed to Cyclone Michaung, had devastatingly impacted his entire potato crop, as reported by PTI. 

In a separate incident, Tarun Palui was discovered hanging in his house in Hooghly district's Arambagh on the same day. Preliminary reports suggest that he resorted to such a drastic measure due to substantial losses incurred from the damage inflicted on his paddy crop. Authorities have launched an inquiry into both deaths, seeking to understand the circumstances that led to these unfortunate events.

In response to the grim situation, the state's Agriculture Minister, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay, assured that the government stands in solidarity with the affected farmers. He pledged compensation for those who have suffered losses, emphasizing the commitment to supporting the agricultural community during these challenging times.

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