July 2, Sunday : Another debt-ridden farmer committed suicide in Madhya Pradesh on Sunday, bringing the toll up to 34 since June 6 violent protest.
The recent instance has been reported from Mandsaur’s Dorawadi village, where a farmer named Lal Singh ended his life by consuming poison, and left a suicide note.
As farmers suicides continues in the state despite of this, the state government is not accepting the fact that they are doing so under the pressure of debts.
Recently,Chief Minister Shiv Raj Chouhan lauded the agriculture growth of 20 % and said in a tweet that Swaminathan Committee had supported agricultural loans at 4% but MP government has been extending farm loans at 10%.
Earlier, Agriculture Minister Gaurishankar Bisen has also claimed that there is no requireme nt of farm loan waiver as the state government is already extending number of facilities to farmers.
Not only this, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) had sent a notice last week to Madhya Pradesh government to find out reasons behind farmers suicides.
In response to this the Crime Investigation Department of the Madhya Pradesh claimed that farmers are not committing suicide due to agrarian fiasco, but because of other personal issues such as alcohol, marriage , property , illness and family. As per India Today report.