NEW DELHI: Days after attributing the record number of farmer suicides in 2015 to poor disbursement of credit, which left them at the mercy of usurious money lenders, the Centre on Tuesday shared with Parliament grim statistics highlighting how the situation remains unchanged in 2016, with as many as 116 suicides during the first three months.
Maharashtra continues to be the dark spot, recording the highest number of farmer suicides .
In response to a Parliament question, the government informed the Lok Sabha that of the 2,115 farmers who committed suicide in 2014, 1,163 were driven by debt, and the remaining by crop loss.
Gopalarathnam Krishna Prasad
The poor farmer is the producer of food for the nation while Mallaya is beer maker for the nation. But all indian gvernments UPA/NDA/ABCD will only favour beer maker to food prducer and all laws wil be to let off beer maker and act as though they are tough with BM, but realy harress the food producer. Such is the norm in the land Sri Rama had taken an avtar and still celebrate Ramnavami. his nation is for only crooks/ greedy/selfish. There are very rich farmers who will evade tax got in other business as agriculture incme. Only the por very small land owner farmers are haressed and pushed to end their life. Very sad place to live this India! Mera Bharath Mahan. Jai Hind!
And we Indians love to boast saying that we have the smartest brain in the world. is this how country with smartest brain live?i hang my head in shame.
And I just read a loser Indian military generals getting paid USD 150,000 per year. Where is the fairness and justice?
Very very sad..... Government should look into this matter and find a solution as early as possible
What is news in it ? This has been happening since long.
The rich are absconding with the public money while the poor are resorting to the ultimate (suicides). Mera Bharat Mahan! Bharat Maata ki Jai!
If Farmers of Punjab are committing suicide, it is a disgrace for BJP/Badal government. Modiji owes an apology to People if Punjab
Have Vijay Mallya pay these poor farmers and make use of his illgotten money to save lives