A farmer in Kuttanad district of this southern district ended his life on Saturday as a result of monetary issues as he didn’t get cash to purchase rice.
A suicide be aware, allegedly written by farmer KG Prasad, accusing the Left authorities and a few banks of being chargeable for him taking the intense step, has sparked a political row within the state.
Governor Arif Muhammad Khan, who visited a hospital in neighboring Thiruvalla the place the stays of the deceased man have been saved, stated farmers have been going through a serious disaster within the state and his “coronary heart goes out to Prasad’s household.”
Expressing deep grief over the dying, Chief of the Opposition in Parliament, V D Sathisan, alleged that the federal government had failed to acquire paddy and funds to farmers have been overdue for a number of months.
Police stated 55-year-old Prasad, a rice farmer hailing from Ambedkar Colony in Thakazhi right here, consumed poison on Friday night time.
Though he was shifted to a hospital in Thiruvalla, he died within the early hours of this morning, they added.
Though the police are but to verify whether or not he took the intense step because of the monetary disaster, Prasad’s associates and different farmers have claimed that he ended his life as a result of he didn’t get cash from the federal government for the paddy he had purchased.
In an alleged suicide be aware written by the deceased farmer, he alleged that the state authorities and a few banks have been chargeable for his dying.
Some TV channels confirmed the message within the morning.
The channels additionally broadcast photos of a video name allegedly made by the deceased man earlier than taking the intense step.
Within the telephone dialog, an emotional Prasad could be heard saying that he’s a failed man in life and that banks are refusing to offer him a mortgage due to his low CIBIL rating.
He additionally claimed that he was given final season’s paddy buy value as post-harvest credit score underneath the Rice Receipt Paper (PRS) scheme, and the federal government’s failure to repay it was the explanation why the banks have been denying him the mortgage this time.
A farmer right here advised reporters that though Prasad bought the paddy, the federal government didn’t give him any quantity for it, as an alternative he took the quantity as a mortgage.
“The state authorities ought to have paid this mortgage quantity to the financial institution however they failed to take action. Naturally, it lowered Prasad’s CIBIL rating. When he lately approached banks for a mortgage, the financial institution authorities denied him the quantity as a result of his low CIBIL rating. The shut farmer stated from him.
Nonetheless, a police officer stated that they’re but to verify whether or not the monetary disaster was the explanation behind the farmer taking the intense step.
“As per the assertion we obtained (from family members), somebody who was very near him died lately and Prasad was depressed as a result of his surprising dying,” he advised PTI.
In his condolences on the dying of the farmer, Governor Khan stated that farmers basically are very restricted and residing in actual difficulties.
He stated he would look into the matter and see what may really be achieved to make the scenario considerably simpler for farmers.
“I’m not ready to say…however I’ll positively focus on this matter with the state and central governments,” he advised reporters in Thiruvalla.
He additionally stated that the cash to be launched by the central authorities has already been launched, so the place is the issue.
Earlier within the day, Khan attacked the state authorities alleging that it was spending cash on celebrations however not giving precedence to the poor.
“They’re spending lavish cash on celebrations. If the poor farmer… the poor lady… who’s on the lists of the social welfare division is just not a precedence of the federal government, what can I say? The folks of the state will do it.” He added.
The opposition Congress and Bharatiya Janata Celebration additionally harshly criticized the CPI(M)-led Democratic Entrance (DF) authorities over the farmers’ suicide problem.
Congress chief Sathisan stated Prasad was the newest sufferer of the state authorities’s brutal negligence in direction of farmers.
“Even in his suicide be aware additionally, Prasad registered his protest in opposition to the federal government,” he stated, warning that if this was the strategy of the authority, extra farmers would take excessive steps within the southern state.
After visiting the Thiruvalla hospital, the place the farmer’s our bodies have been saved, BJP state president Okay Surendran accused the Pinarayi Vijayan authorities of being chargeable for Prasad’s dying.
“The state authorities’s anti-farmer insurance policies have been the explanation behind his suicide,” he claimed.
Surendran added that the tragedy wouldn’t have occurred if the farmers had been given not less than the quantity allotted to them by the Centre.
Agriculture Minister P Prasad was overseas and was not accessible for remark.
Nonetheless, Civil Provides Minister GR Anil defended the federal government and stated that Palestinians’ arrears from Syria weren’t the explanation behind the farmer’s suicide.
He rejected the federal government’s accusations of not repaying the mortgage quantity and stated the cash was paid for rice bought from farmers.
The minister additionally stated that there was no such scenario within the state as farmers have been unable to avail financial institution loans as a result of low CIBIL rating as a result of PRS arrears.
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