Farmer suicides in Gujarat continue

Ahmedabad: One more farmer committed suicide in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat bringing the total number of suicides to 11 in the last one month in the state, sources said. At a press interaction, BJP chief R C Faldu remarked that in neighbouring Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh, farmers are committing suicide in thousands.

Dinesh Mokariya, 45, a farmer in Keshod village consumed poison on 21 August night reportedly upset over his failed crop and non availability of cheap fodder for his cattle.

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-30 September 2012 on page no. 4

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