21 farmers committed suicide in 2015, says Telangana minister

21 farmers committed suicide in 2015, says Telangana minister - Sakshi Post

Karimnagar (Telangana) :Telangana's Minister for Information Technology and Panchayat Raj K Taraka Rama Rao said here today that as many as 21 debt-ridden farmers committed suicides during 2015.

Addressing a meeting on suicides by debt-ridden farmers at the collectorate hall here, Rao said that out of 21 farmers, financial assistance has been provided to 13 families of farmers who ended their lives due to financial problems.

The remaining eight similar cases would also be considered soon after reports from officials are received, he said. Rao said that he has instructed officials to identify farmers in financial distress, adding that 41 mandals out of 57 mandals in Karimnagar district recorded minimum rainfall.

PTI


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