Sixty one farmers have committed suicide in Chhattisgarh between April and November this year, the state government informed the Legislative Assembly today. State Revenue Minister Premprakash Pandey gave this information in a written reply to a question asked by Leader of Opposition T S Singhdeo. “Sixty one farmers have committed suicide across Chhattisgarh between April 1 and November 30, 2017,” the minister said. As per the reply, 14 farmers have committed suicide in Balodabazar district during the period, followed by Kabeerdham (13), Bemetara (9), Rajnandgaon (9) and Durg (4).
Similarly, three suicides were reported in Dhamtari district, two each in Raipur, Balod, Kanker and Mahasamund while one in Janjgir-Champa, the reply said.