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Seven farmers in Solapur hospitalised after spraying chemicals


Mumbai: Seven farmers from Solapur district have been admitted to a private hospital after they complained of uneasiness after coming in contact of chemicals used over grape plantation, said a district official.

This is the second such incident after 21 farmers from Yavatmal district lost their life, allegedly after coming in contact with pesticides.

Seven farmers have been admitted to a private hospital in Barshi tehsil, 382 kms from Mumbai, said the official.

Barshi Tehsildar, Rushikesh Shelke, said, it is a grape plantation spread over 19 acre near Barshi town and owned by one Anand Kashid. He had given some chemicals to 11 farmers for spraying on Saturday, of which seven complained of uneasy feeling.

The condition of four of the seven farmers is stated to be serious, he said.