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Farmer suicides: CM orders probe

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Subhash Das to head inquiry panel

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Oct 20: As per a recent report of the tiol Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), as many as 3,908 farmers committed suicide in the State in the last 15 years from 2000 to 2014. But the Tarun Gogoi led Congress government which has been in power for the last more than 14 years, woke up to this bleak reality only today, with only a few months left in its third successive term.

Taking note of the report published widely, the Chief Minister on Tuesday ordered a high level inquiry into farmer suicides in the State in the last 14 years.

In a statement to the media, the Chief Minister informed that Additiol Chief Secretary, Revenue, Subhash Chandra Das will inquire into the alleged farmer suicide cases in the State.

The Chief Minster has ordered a probe into the chronology of incidents that led to the suicide of 3,908 farmers. The probe will be based on two key points: reasons for suicide and preventive measures.

Gogoi also requested farmers in the State to approach the district agriculture officer or the deputy commissioner of the concerned district for any problems they face.

The State government has also decided to set up a Grievance Redressal Committee in the State to address the grievances of farmers. Moreover, such committees will also be set up in districts, sub-divisions and block levels to work for the interests of farmers, the Chief Minister added.

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