Agrarian crisis force 341 AP farmers to end life
Hyderabad, April 19:
With two consecutive agricultural seasons failing them, farmers in Andhra Pradesh are under severe financial stress. As many as 341 farmers ended their lives with debts mounting in the last six months. Farmers in the Anantapur, Kurnool, Krishna and Guntur districts are the worst hit with almost half of all deaths.
A fact-finding team representing members of Rythu Swarajya Vedika (RSV) visited 40 families that lost a bread winner during August 2015 to February 2016. The list says Kurnool and Anantapur districts witnessed over 60 unnatural deaths each, followed by Guntur with 42.