Three tenant farmers, two from Guntur and one from Krishna, committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Wednesday. All the ryots were chilli and cotton growers.
Unable to pay their debts, two farmers from West Godavari and Anantapur districts have ended their lives.
Communist Party of India (CPI) State secretary K Ramakrishna on Saturday visited families of several farmers who had committed suicide in the district.
According to information, Bheemapogu Seetamma, a resident of SC colony in Julurpad mandal, owns one acre and 20 kuntas of inherited land.
A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by hanging himself to a ceiling in an abandoned house at Boditippanapadu in Peddamudiyam mandal in the early hours of Friday.
The farmer, Baishnab Bhue, was reportedly under mental pressure after his paddy crop got damaged due to scanty rainfall.
A debt-ridden farmer allegedly committed suicide at Mukundapuram village in Garladinne Mandal of Ananatapur district on Friday.
Ram Kishan hanged himself from a tree near the tubewell in his field, SDM Sandip Kumar said.
According to police and family members, Naik owns 2.42 acres of land and took another 10 acres of land on lease to take up cultivation.
The incident has sparked a protest with farmers taking to the streets in Sri Ganganagar on Tuesday.
Gandhi, newly elected MP from Wayanad, said that the farmer's death isn’t an isolated one and there has been a spate of farmer suicide in Wayanad.
Mounting a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Gandhi said if the BJP-led government can waive huge debts of industrialists, why should the distressed farmers be punished.
The plan will also be developing basic supportive skills and helping identifying a person with suicidal tendencies.
Somen Mitra said when distressed farmers throw their produce like potato, chillies and vegetables on the highway, then the state ministers remain mum.
As many as eight farmers have committed suicide in Idukki since the devastating deluge in August last year.