Kerala farmers in debt trap? Unable to repay loan, one more farmer dies by suicide, this time, in Kannur
The postmortem examination was held at the Wayanad District Hospital in Mananthavady.
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K G Prasad of Ambedkar Colony in Thakazhi was left distraught as Supplyco had reportedly delayed repayment of a loan taken instead of procured paddy.
In a snide attack against the LDF government, the governor recalled that the pensioners were having a harrowing time.
Speaking to the media on Saturday, Anil said the entire liability of repaying PRS loans is on the state government, and hence farmers do not incur any liability.
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K G Prasad, 55, of Ambedkar Colony at Kunnumma, Thakazhi consumed poison on Friday afternoon and died at a hoaspital in Thiruvalla on Saturday.
Following his death on Wednesday, Maheshwaran's family and relatives staged a protest demanding the arrest of those responsible for his death.
Narasappa, a Shivakumar’s relative, said some Congress activists manhandled the deceased a few days ago and he had to be admitted to a hospital in Kalaburagi.
They also urged the governor to seek details from the Centre about the information they are providing regarding crop patterns and other subjects and ensure that the government works transparently.
According to the National Crime Records Bureau data, a total of 10,881 persons from the farming sector died by suicide in 2021—this includes farmers and farm labourers.
685 cultivators have ended their lives between January 1 and August 31, 2023, in the region and 294 of these deaths took place in three monsoon months alone (June to August).
Officials said this is the second death reported in the district so far after a similar incident in Mundgod.
From 2001 to 2023, 1,148 farmers have ended their lives in the district, including 446 in the last five years, according to the data.
The report also opined that every farmer should be given Rs 20,000 per acre of agricultural land as financial aid during the rabi and kharif seasons.
Ashok owned 1 acre of land and had leased an additional 3 acres, where he grew paddy and had invested Rs 6 lakh. due to crop damage and a lack of yield, his debts amounted to more than Rs 6 lakh.