Hundreds of Farmer Suicides: Saddled With Debts Without Relief

On an average, at least two farmers have been committing suicide a day in Telangana State just this Kharif (harvested during the monsoon) season that is set to come to a close in the next 2-3 weeks. Trapped with insurmountable debts, In the last four months, nearly 250 have died.

The Times of India, November 2 2014, HYDERABAD: The Communist Party of India (Maoist) announced its return to action in Telangana on Saturday by calling for a one-day bandh on November 8 to protest the ‘inept policies’ of the TRS government that is resulting in farmer suicides. Continue reading

Farmers’ suicide spikes in India


AlJazeeraEnglish  |   January 11, 2011
Mounting debts, international competition and climate change are all being blamed

as the reason for a rising number of Indian farmers who are taking their own lives.

Official figures say at least 17,000 farmers committed suicide in 2009.

Al Jazeera’s Sohail Rahman reports from the farming belt in India’s Andhra Pradesh state.