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TDP demands `6 lakh ex gratia for kin of diseased farmers

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Hyderabad: Telangana TDP working president A Revanth Reddy demanded that the State government pay Rs 6 lakh ex gratia to the families of to all farmers who committed suicide since 2014.

Hyderabad: Telangana TDP working president A Revanth Reddy demanded that the State government pay Rs 6 lakh ex gratia to the families of to all farmers who committed suicide since 2014.

Speaking at Assembly media point on Wednesday, he along with Sandra Venkata Veeraiah alleged that the TRS government was not showing the correct numbers of farmers who committed suicide in the State.

The National Crime Research Bureau’s latest report had exposed the government’s bid to suppress the facts.

The report ranked Telangana among States second in farmer suicides with 898 in 2014 and 1,358 in 2015. Both the leaders turned up in the Assembly wearing black shawls.

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