Farmer commits suicide in Jharkhand over loan burden

Farmer commits suicide in Jharkhand over loan burden
Written by Pallavi Parmar

On Thursday Jharkhand government announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of a farmer who committed suicide in Ranchi district. The Jharkhand Chief Minister expressed his concerns over the farmer suicide. And in a press release that issued by the state government said that they will compensate the family members of the farmer with Rs 2 lakh. It further stated that the Chief Minister has directed the district agriculture officials to take feedback from panchayats and villages.

Sanjay Munda, a resident of Chano about 25 km from Ranchi committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging himself from the ceiling fan. According to villagers, the 20-year-old farmer was living in distress as he suffered crop losses. His father is physically handicapped and his elder brother left the village last year and works as a labourer outside the state, they said. The young farmer was unable to repay the rising debts and committed suicide in Ranchi district of Jharkhand. He has left no suicide but his grieving family member told that he took this extreme step after when he could not able to cope up with his stress of procuring funds to carry on paddy cultivation after the big loss while growing vegetables.

He is the only son of his parents who had been funding the education of his three teenage sisters from agriculture, odd jobs and meagre income. This is the sixth case of farmer suicide in Jharkhand in the last two months. It has been reported that around 12000 farmers died every year across Nation due to the crop loss and loans.

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Pallavi Parmar

Journalism is my profession, Blogging and Writing are my passion, Travelling is my love, Food is my life and Feminist by nature.