Bhopal: Parliamentary Affairs Minister and Madhya Pradesh government spokesperson Narottam Mishra Tuesday said that recent suicides by farmers in the state were not due to debts.
An official release today quoted the minister as saying that after intensive investigations into suicide cases, it was revealed that there were personal reasons behind it.
"It is not in the larger interest of society to link these unfortunate incidents to indebtedness, and politics on this issue is uncalled for," Mishra said.
"The state government is committed to ensuring quality life for the farmers and improving farm output," he said adding that the concerted efforts leave no room for the farmers to take any loan or commit suicide for crop loss.
Mishra said that farmer Shiv Prasad of Brajesh Nagar village in Sehore district who committed suicide on January 8 was well-off owning properties worth Rs 40 lakh.
He said investigations into the case by Sehore district administration revealed that he was beneficiary of PMRY and also got housing facility.