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Uttar Pradesh: Unable to Pay Debt of Over Rs 3 Lakh, Potato Farmer Commits Suicide

In his suicide note, Subhash Pal stated that his potato crop was damaged due to which he could not repay his loan.

Kannauj: A potato farmer, who had a debt of over Rs three lakh, allegedly committed suicide in UP’s Kannauj by hanging himself, police said on Monday, December 10.

The incident happened in Siyarmau village in Jasoda area of the district, on Sunday, December 9.

Police said 50-year-old Subhash Pal had loans of over Rs three lakh. In his suicide note, Pal stated that he had 16 bigha of land and his potato crop was damaged due to which he could not repay his loan.

He named the district magistrate in the suicide note.

Soon after the incident, district administration officials visited the farmer’s house and condoled his death. They also assured the family members of all possible help.

Last year, Yogi Adityanath’s government in the state announced a Rs 32,000 crore scheme to waive farm loans of small and marginal farmers.

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