Loan burden takes another farmer’s life in Madhya Pradesh


Facing financial stress, a farmer allegedly committed suicide at his house in Pipariya in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district.

The 40-year-old Brijmohan Patel consumed some poisonous substance. He took this extreme step due to his inability to pay the outstanding loan of Rs. 4 lakh and payment not received for his crop which he sold last year.

His brother, Madanlal Patel, claimed that Brijmohan took a loan of Rs. 4 lakh under the Kisan Credit Card (KCC) scheme.

“Besides, he had not received the payment for his Moong crop which he had sold last year,” Madanlal claimed.

However, police has said that the exact reason would be known once the investigation is over.

Pipariya Police Station in-charge Praveen Kumar said a case has been registered and investigation is on. He confirmed that Brijmohan committed suicide by consuming some poisonous substance.

The Madhya Pradesh farmers are in great distress and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led state government is doing nothing to address their woes.

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Every day, some or the other report related to farmer suicides keep popping up.

Angered by the “anti-people” policies of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) would hold a rally against in Delhi in September.

Lakhs of farmers, workers, and their families would join the protest.

“As part of the ongoing struggle against the neo-liberal policies and misrule of the Modi government, a huge rally of 5 lakh people will be organised on September 5 in Delhi,” News Central 24×7 quoted AIKS general-secretary Hannan Mollah.

“This will be the first worker-peasant rally since the independence of India and the largest rally of the Left democratic forces attended by CITU, AIKS and AIAWU,” he further said.

Not just issues related to farmers, but those related to students, youth, women, adivasis, Dalits, and Muslims would be addressed at the rally.

Credit: News Central 24×7

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