No aid given to 858 farmers who committed suicide since 2009

Bhubaneswar: The state government has not provided any financial assistance to the family of 858 farmers who committed suicide between 2009 and 2014, said Revenue and Disaster Management minister Bijayshree Routray in a written reply in the State Assembly today.

The minister, while quoting the reports of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), said of the 858 farmers, 154 had committed suicide in 2009, 162 in 2010, 144 in 2011, 146 in 2012, 150 in 2013 and 102 in 2014.