As many as 3,515 farmers in Karnataka committed suicide between April 2013 and November 2017, out of which 2,525 were due to drought and farm failure, statistics provided by the State Agriculture Department said.”3,515 farmers were reported to have committed suicide from April 2013 to November 2017, and from April 2008 to April 2012, as many as 1,125 farmers were reported to have committed suicide,” it said.
Out of the 3,515 suicide cases reported, agriculture department accepted 2,525 cases which were due to drought and crop failure. (Courtesy: PTI)
Both the Central and state Governments are responsible for this tragedy. They can not wash away the blood of the kisans on their hand. At least implement now the poll assurance of waiving their loans and providing minimum price so that further suicides can be stopped.