Over 2K farmer suicides in K’taka due to drought or farm failure !!; know more
Statistics provided by Karnataka state agriculture department shows that while 3,515 farmers committed suicide between April 2013 and November 2017, at least 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure.
Again, as many as 624 suicide cases were reported between April 2017 and November 2017 itself even as the state received sufficient rainfall. However, of these many suicides, 416 cases were accepted.
The highest number of suicides (1,483) were reported during 2015-16 and lowest (106) during 2013-14, it was informed.
Sources meanwhile informed that the government has taken relief measures asking banks not to force farmers to repay their dues and turn their short and medium-term crop loans into long-term loans with waiver of interest.
The government has also hiked compensation from Rs 1 lakh to Rs 5 lakh to families of farmers who committed suicide. >