- Tag results for Farmer suicide
Authorities credit awareness programmes and government schemes including free education to children for the decrease in suicides.
The decision was taken at the first meeting of the committee chaired by Urban Development Minister Shanti Dhariwal on Saturday.
Death note cites failure to pay loan; Agriculture Minister rushed to the village after being informed of the incident.
BJP government has swung into action to address distress in agriculture sector after it lost power in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. The move may cost an additional Rs 15,000 cr to exchequer.
This is the second case of suicide by a debt-ridden farmer after new chief minister Kamal Nath announced waiver of short-term agricultural loans of up to 2 lakh on December 17.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Pandhana seat Ram Dangore, blamed the new Congress government.
This is, perhaps, the first farmer suicide reported in the State after the TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao took charge as the Chief Minister for a second term.
Chilakalapudi Sub-Inspector (SI) L Rajesh said the incident took place around 9 am.
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Addressing the media on Tuesday, Babu Rao said the deceased farmer, Chunduru Sivarama Varaprasad (52), hailed from West Godavari district.
The deceased couldn't pay his loans as his crops were damaged by pests.
The deceased has been identified as 38-year-old Manas Rout, son of Ganeswar Rout who had consumed poison on November 21 after suffering huge paddy crop loss owing to pest attack.
Binka Tehsildar Alekh Ghutta said field verification will be conducted on Saturday.
The Government on Tuesday informed the Assembly that 227 farmers committed suicide in the State during the last five years, but none of them due to crop loss and loan burden.