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Farmer Suicides in Rajasthan

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In the past six months, three farmers have committed suicide in various parts of Rajasthan, especially in the northern region (including districts of Ganganagar and Hanumangarh). In the month of June, a farmer in the Ganganagar district of Rajasthan had committed suicide leaving behind a video message on social media accusing the state government for its failure in implementing the loan waiver. It appears that after Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra, these parts of Rajasthan are also in the process of becoming new suicide hotspots.

Such public messages clearly indicate that the effort was to send a message to the wider public. This reflects a deep feeling of exclusion and alienation amongst the rural populations. It pushes them further to take drastic steps to draw public attention to their concerns. The reaction of the government to such instances has largely been around the questions of debt and providing economic benefits to the farmers.

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Updated On : 23rd Sep, 2019

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