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More Than A Thousand Farmers Committed Suicide In Maharashtra During Five Months

Wadettiwar said that 491 of these farmers who committed suicide have also been declared eligible by the state government’s Mahatma Jyotirao Phule loan waiver scheme by the district-level committees. Financial help provided to these farmers under the scheme.

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A shocking figure related to farmer suicides has come to light in Maharashtra. State government minister Vijay Wadettiwar told in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. More than a thousand farmers have committed suicide in the state during the last five months. Wadettiwar is the Minister of Disaster Management, Relief and Rehabilitation Department in the Government of Maharashtra. Giving written information to the House, he told. During the last five months, 1076 farmers have committed suicide in the state.

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Debt burden and family problems became the reason for suicide

According to Vijay Wadettiwar, the main reason for the suicide of these farmers was the huge debt burden and inability to repay it. He told that due to natural calamities and soil being not fertile, the farmers were in a position to repay the loan. Along with this, family and personal problems worsened the condition of the farmers and they forced to take steps like suicide.

In 2019, 2 farmers committed suicide every 3 hours, most from Maharashtra

The Narendra Modi government, which is in power at the center, had told during the last budget session. In the year 2019, 5,957 farmers committed suicide in India. Whereas in the year 2018, this figure was 5,763. Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told in February 2021 while answering a question in the Lok Sabha. On average, two farmers have committed suicide every three hours during 2019. According to these figures, 45 percent of the farmers’ suicides in the country were from Maharashtra. In 2019, 2,680 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra.

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