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2312 farmers’ suicides during TRS Rule: Revanth

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Telugu Desam Legislature Party leader A. Revanth Reddy alleged that as many as 2,312 farmers committed suicide across Telangana State since TRS took over in June 2014.

Speaking to media persons at Assembly Media Point on Sunday, Revanth Reddy said that the State Government has so far confirmed only 832 suicides while the actual figure is 2,312. He said that the National Crime Records Bureau, in its report in 2014, had placed Telangana second after Maharashtra in farmers’ suicides. The NCRB had confirmed 898 suicides in Telangana in 2014 alone.

Revanth Reddy said that the State Government has so far paid compensation of Rs. 6 lakh each to only 342 families of farmers who committed suicide. (INN)

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