Farm suicides: compensation increased to Rs. 5 lakh

November 17, 2015 12:00 am | Updated 05:48 am IST - Mysuru:

The State government has enhanced the compensation to be given to families of the farmers who committed suicide to Rs. 5 lakh. Up until now, a compensation of Rs. 2 lakh was being awarded to the farmers’ families.

Somashekar, Deputy Director of Agriculture, told the KDP meeting held here today that the State government had sent an order three days ago stating the enhancement of compensation.

Additional compensation

Families which were distributed the compensation Rs. 2 lakh were eligible for additional compensation, he said and added that families of the farmers who committed suicide would be given Rs. 5 lakh each hereafter.

Pushpa Amaranath, president of the ZP, asked the officer whether the Agriculture Department or the Revenue Department had made an individual case study of farm suicide.

Prepare study

She asked the official to prepare an individual case study of all the farmers who committed suicide and find out the main reasons for it, so that necessary steps could be taken rationally to prevent this in future.

She asked the departments to find out the number of dependents of farmers who committed suicide so that families of the farmers could be provided with cows under the Pashu Bhagya scheme and sheep.

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