Karnataka: Farmer commits suicide due to heavy debt
ANI | Updated: Sep 30, 2017 18:05 IST
The farmer identified as Bikku (53) who committed suicide, is said to have a lot of debt and was unable to repay the loan taken from banks and private money lenders.
A case on the same has been registered at Chincholli police station.
"For instance, the energy bill that the government pays on behalf of farmers is close to Rs. 9000 crore per year. Many other states charge for electricity from farmers, whereas in Karnataka, the government pays on behalf of the farmers.
We also give farmers incentives on milk production, as for every litre of milk, we give about Rs. 5 in a year that comes to about Rs. 203,000 crore every year," he added.
The Chief Minister of Karnataka Siddaramaiah had also said that Karnataka is 'pro-farmer', and is the first state in the country to transfer input subsidies directly to the farmers' bank accounts. (ANI)