YS Jaganmohan Reddy has just done what a Pro-Farmer Chief Minister would do. Within weeks after the formation of YCP Government, A decision was taken to pay Rs 7 lakh ex-gratia to the kin of farmers who committed suicides between 2014 to 2019 owing to debt burden.
AP Chief Minister ordered for a new law to ensure only the family of the Suicide Victims should be the beneficiary of the compensation and rule out any possibility of diversions. Based on the statistics available with the State Government, As many as 1,513 farmers had committed suicide in the last 5 years. 'Previous Government offered compensation to only 391 Farmers Families. That's an indication of miserable failure in offering a helping hands to the families of suicide victims,' said Jagan.
Chief Minister ordered Officials, 'Verify the data and offer compensation to all the eligible families at the earliest. District Collectors need to respond immediately if there is any incident of farmer or tenant farmer committing suicide, instead of waiting for the directions from CMO'.