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Farmer-the most endangered species

101 farmers commit suicide in kerala in last 10 months

Posted by Ramoo on March 27, 2007

http://www.newindpress.com/NewsItems.asp?ID=IEO200…

Tuesday March 27 2007 01:47 IST

PTI

T’PURAM: A total of 101 farmers have committed suicide in Kerala after the Left Democratic Front government came to power 10 months back, Agriculture Minister Mullakkara Ratnakaran told the assembly on Monday.
Wayanad district top the list with 46 suicides followed by Kozhikode 11 and Thiruvananthapuram 10, Ratnakaran said in a written reply during question hour.
Government had given compensation to 549 farmers families who committed suicide in the last few years, he said. The government paid Rs 50,000 each to the families, he added.

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