Cycle of debts, farmer suicides continue to rust India’s grain bowl
Ludhiana (Punjab), Jan 30 (ANI): The Cycle of debts and farmer suicides continue to rust India’s grain bowl ahead of assembly polls as they didn’t get any help from the state government. Gursevak’s father, who was drenched in debt, committed suicide after his crops got damaged. He said that his father was under debt, no leader came for help. Ever since the death of the breadwinner of the family, the members remain to live in constant ordeal. In his last days, he owed Rs. 2.5 lakh to the lenders and ended his life under stress. Farmers’ suicide problem in Punjab is usually overshadowed by states such as Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya, which together see annual casualties in quadruple digits.