Farm­ers sui­cide death raised to ,.-

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Bengaluru: Chief Min­is­ter HD Ku­maraswamy has ad­mit­ted that, even af­ter a num­ber of in­ter­ven­tions in­clud­ing farm loan waiver scheme, in­ci­dents of farmer sui­cide have not stopped in the state. Ac­cord­ing to the data re­leased by him in Bengaluru, since April, 519 farm­ers have com­mit­ted sui­cide. Speak­ing to re­porters, he in­formed that 519 ap­pli­ca­tions were sub­mit­ted seek­ing com­pen­sa­tion for the sui­cide of farm­ers. Com­pen­sa­tion was re­leased in 310 cases. 92 ap­pli­ca­tions were re­jected and 117 ap­pli­ca­tions are still un­der process. “I won­der why these sui­cides have con­tin­ued even af­ter the an­nounce­ment of the farm loan waiver scheme. I have di­rected the ofcers to reach out to the farm­ers and in­fuse con­dence among them,” he said. He also stated that the state gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to bring­ing a com­pre­hen­sive pol­icy to im­prove the farm sec­tor rev­enue

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