48 farmers committed suicide in farm ponds

48 farmers committed suicide in farm ponds

As many as 48 farmers have committed suicide by jumping into krishi hondas (farm ponds) constructed under the government’s Krishi Bhagya scheme.

Replying to questions by Congress member K Sudhakar in the Legislative Assembly on Friday, Agriculture Minister Krishna Byre Gowda stated that first information reports have been registered in 36 cases.

He also said the highest number of such cases have been reported from Tumakuru. As many as seven cases were considered unnatural deaths and the kin were given compensation.

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