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Debt Drives 7 More Farmers to Death

Hassan: A farmer from Hedenahalli  village in Channarayapatna taluk in the district ended his life by consuming poison at his field on Monday.

Published: 04th August 2015 03:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2015 03:45 AM   |  A+A-

Debt Drives

BENGALURU:  Seven cases of farmer suicides, including one of a woman farmer, were reported on Monday from across the state. Crop loss and inability to repay loans are said to be the reasons behind the death of these farmers.

Hassan: A farmer from Hedenahalli  village in Channarayapatna taluk in the district ended his life by consuming poison at his field on Monday.

It is said that Nagaraj (46) was unable to clear his loans borrowed from commercial banks and a moneylender as he suffered crop loss. He had 3.5 acres and had borrowed Rs 85,000 from State Bank of Mysore, Shravanabelagola, Rs 45,000 from the Primary and Agriculture Land Development Bank and Rs 2 lakh from a moneylender for agriculture purposes.

Mandya: A 48-year-old woman farmer committed suicide by hanging at Challanayakanahalli in the district. The deceased, Shashikala, had grown cane on 2.20 acres and had borrowed Rs 2 lakh from private moneylenders and banks. However, her crop withered and she fell into depression. A case has been registered at Keregodu police station.

Hubballi: Ramappa Talwar (55) hanged himself in his house at Bandiwad village in Hubballi taluk on Monday. He had borrowed Rs 1.87 lakh from a bank and sowed chilli on 2 acres and 21 guntas.  He ended his life when his crop failed due lack of rain, tahsildar H D Nagavi said.

Yadgir: Eshwarappa Poojari of Mundoor village in Surpur taluk and Tayamma Gunjalappa of Babalad village in Yadgir taluk committed suicide on Sunday as they were unable to repay their loans. District Minister Baburao Chinchansur met the families of the two farmers on Monday and handed a compensation of Rs 55,000 each.

Raichur: Two farmers, Nagappa and Mallappa of Malkapur village of Sindhanur taluk in the district, committed suicide on Sunday.



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