Farmers are having a rough time in Telangana state. The recent conflict about them not getting paid after giving the grain is one example, while the series of unnoticed suicides is another example reflecting the dire state of farmers in our state.
Many of the farmers generally take loans from the banks, then spend them on cultivating crops. These days, due to the lack of yield, for various reasons, they were unable to clear the debts. With interests piling up, and not being able to take further loans, many are looking forward to committing suicide.
One such incident took place in the Kalwala suburb east of Kesamudram Mandal of Mahabubabad district, Banot Lal Singh (50) leased six acres and cultivated paddy, chili, turmeric, and maize. Pests and untimely rains damaged all the crops. During this period the debts increased to Rs. 6 lakhs. Disillusioned with life, he drank insectiside on the 17th of this month.
Family members rushed him to Mahabubabad District Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday night.