Inability to Repay Loan – ‘Best Farmer’ Ends Life
Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on December 31, 2009
Namaste Friends, I’ve came across these two very sad stories and equally very disturbing as well.
First happened on 21 Nov 2009. A farmer could not get a good price for his farm produce and succumbed to mounting loan repayments. Here is the story:
LUCKNOW: Distressed at not getting an adequate price for his produce, a debt-ridden sugarcane farmer allegedly committed suicide. The victim burnt his fields in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat district and then jumped in the fire, police said on Saturday. Isbuddin (51), a resident of Asara village in Baghpat, about 400-km from Lucknow, took the extreme step on Friday evening. According to locals, Isbuddin was depressed for the last few days and had even stopped talking to his family members. In order to repay his loans, Isbuddin wanted to sell his produce for a minimum of Rs.270 per quintal.
Second story happened on 29 December 2009. A very very disappointing and disheartening story of “Best Farmer commiting suicide”.
Kasargod, Dec 29: Kanakattody Radhakrishna Shetty (60) committed suicide by consuming poison on Sunday December 27, after being unable to repay the bank loan raised by him. Shetty had been the recipient of the ‘best farmer’ award from Bellur region some years back.
Shetty, a progressive farmer, had raised loan from a bank to develop his land. Because of this year’s untimely rains, his crops were destroyed and he was unable to repay the loan. His family members said that he was going through mental agony, after receiving repeated notices from the bank to repay his loan.
Radhakrishna was the president of Vishnumurty Dhoomavati Daivasthana in Kinningar. He is survived by wife, Maina Shetty and three children.
Just a thought came to my mind that a one time actor Vishnuvardhan dies of heart attack and all media channels make a note of it. 31st Celebration is the biggest breaking news.
But a “Best Farmer” comming suicide is no news, forget big or small.
Shame on you irresponsible and hypocrite media.