Two debt ridden farmers died in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday as the Government attempted to contain intense farming misery that has guaranteed five lives since savage challenges broke out a week ago. A 68-year-old farmer committed suicide himself in the state’s Hoshangabad area and his body discovered hanging from the branch of a tree in his homestead, police said. Makhan Lal had taken a credit of Rs 7 lakh from nearby cash banks and had also sold about 7 sections of land of land in the previous two years to reimburse the increasing interest.
“My father was very depressed about the loan repayment,” said Rakesh Lohwanshi, his son.
Another debt ridden agriculturist from Vidisha area, Hari Singh Jatav, passed on amid treatment in Bhopal in the wake of taking tablets to end his life days back, police said.
Two debt ridden farmers allegedly commit suicide in Madhya Pradesh
The two occurrences took the loss of life to five since agriculturists went out of control in Mandsaur on June 6, scouring property and burning vehicles to press at better harvest costs and an advance waiver. Experts say the deaths are symptomatic of a rural emergency clearing India’s food bowl states where a crash in create rates, widespread debasement and formality in acquisition and forceful cash banks have left farmers looking down the barrel. In Madhya Pradesh, for instance, a mix of a plentiful yield and a money crunch post demonetization has left agriculturists with couple of alternatives in an area that timed a farmer suicide at regular intervals a year ago.
Demise of five agriculturists killed in police terminating in Mandsaur last Tuesday has started a political slugfest in the BJP-ruled state with senior legislators, such as, Congress VP Rahul Gandhi going by the spot. Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who depends vigorously on support from farmers to win him a fourth term in decisions due one year from now, has guaranteed an exchange yet not focused on a full homestead credit waiver.
In Raisen area, around 45 kilometers far from Bhopal, a 40-year-old farmer Kishan Singh Meena from Sagonia town professedly took tablets on Thursday evening and passed on hours after the fact. He was attempting to pay back credits worth Rs 17 lakh.
Another debt ridden farmer, Anwar Khan, professedly dedicated suicide by expending pesticide in Bundelkhand’s Sagar locale on Thursday evening, police said. He had a credit of about Rs 5 lakh. 52-year-old agriculturist Dulichand Keer purportedly dedicated suicide by consuming poison in Rehti territory of Sehore area, 40 kms from Bhopal, on Monday. Sehore is home region of boss pastor Chouhan. The family enlightened media that he was on edge regarding paying back advances however local police have ascribed the demise to age-related sicknesses.