India Intelligence Report

More Farmers Commit Suicide


Indebtedness, crop failure, non-payment of expensive loans drove scores of farmers to suicide. Between April and August of last year, 52 farmers in Karnataka, 86 from Maharashtra, 40 from Andhra Pradesh took the extreme step. The silver lining is that there is perceptible reduction of such deaths in Karnataka by over 200%. No reasoning was provided by the Union Ministry of Agriculture for the decline.

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