The Hindu dated today has reported that about 2,500 farmers in Maharashtra have committed suicide during January to October 2014, due to failure of crops as also unable to repay the agricultural loans taken by them. If the total number of farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra from 2001 to 2014 is taken, the official number is 17.276 farmers of farmers committed suicide. This brings to a total of about 20,000 farmers who gave their life in Maharashtra alone.
The various governments at the Central and State had not taken the issue seriously. The farmers have been demanding for loan waival, but the government is not reacting favourably.