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Andhra Pradesh: Initiative launched to assist kin of farmers who died by suicide in Anantapur

Gorle Gangulamma, who misplaced her husband Venkatesh final 12 months, bought ₹7 lakh compensation from the State authorities, however that was not sufficient to repay loans taken by him.

As per the G.O. in earlier days, the State authorities used to pay half the quantity of the loans as a one-time settlement to lenders on behalf of the farmer who commits suicide. However now, a brand new G.O. that’s in pressure doesn’t point out provision of any such one-time settlement.

This has left Gangulamma, who has to pay a mortgage of ₹16 lakh taken from banks and people, in a repair. Whereas she managed to pay again to the financial institution, she is but to repay to 12 people who are usually not able to accept a lesser sum. Officers from the police and income division tried in useless to persuade the lenders.

For folks going by way of such tough monetary crises, the Anantapur district administration and REDS, a voluntary organisation, have come collectively to launch an initiative whereby an alternate revenue-earning avenue is obtainable to the aggrieved particular person with assist from the federal government.

Beneath this initiative, Gangulamma will likely be given mortgage by way of a self-help group to start out a kirana store of her personal to beat difficulties as she doesn’t personal any land now.


The district administration and the organisation additionally launched a helpline, Jeevana Rekha, for farmers who’re battling suicidal ideas, at Amidyal village in Uravakonda mandal.

Within the first-ever interplay (beneath the initiative) with three households from the village, Guntakal Income Divisional Officer J. Ravindra and REDS president Bhanuja held a counselling session for them.

Venkatesh, one other famer from the identical village, who had been tilling Penna Ahobilam Temple Endowment lands for previous 20 years and paying lease cash, didn’t get his CCRC Card given to tenant farmers within the State. He, subsequently, is ineligible for any authorities scheme or compensation or weather-based insurance coverage.

The organisation on Tuesday supplied to rearrange a credit score beneath IKP scheme of the Central authorities for elevating milch cattle whereas tilling the 6 acres of land.

Many farmers, who personal a small piece of land (1 acre or much less), however take up tenant farming on bigger extent of land, are actually not eligible for presidency schemes or compensation/in-put subsidy, Venkatesh identified.

Kumar Giriappa, one other farmer, who additionally was on the verge of ending life as a consequence of failure of crops for 4 years on 4 acres of land and has ₹8 lakh of mortgage was additionally supplied mortgage for elevating milch cattle and beginning a powerloom.



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