Raj Kumar was in depression as he was unable to pay his loans and some bank officials had also visited him recently. A father of seven, Kumar had taken loans of Rs 45,000 from two banks.
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh insisted that the number of suicides by the farmers have come down in the last two comparative years of 2015 and 2016.
The issue of rising farmers' suicide cannot be dealt with "overnight", the Supreme Court said today while agreeing with the government's request for a year to show effective results of its pro-farmer schemes like Fasal Bima Yojana
Farmers' suicides continue in Madhya Pradesh despite Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's assurances.
The farmers’ strike in Maharashtra entered the second day on Friday with supply of vegetables, milk and fruits taking a hit in the state.
Expressing grave concern over farmers' suicide due to indebtedness and crop failure, the Supreme Court on Friday observed that the government was going in a ‘wrong direction’ in tackling the menace.
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