Farmers` suicide in WB unfortunate: Guv
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Last Updated: Monday, January 23, 2012, 15:21
Kolkata: Incidences of farmers' suicide in the state was unfortunate and a way has to be found to prevent their recurrence, West Bengal Governor M K Narayanan said today.

"Farmers' suicide is an issue engaging the attention of both the Centre and the state government. Such incidents are unfortunately taking place ... We have to find a way to ensure that this does not happen," he told reporters on the sidelines of an event to mark the 116th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

"Many of them I suppose were deeply in debt. You have to ask Jairam Ramesh what can be done about this because he is in-charge of rural programmes," he said.

On crib deaths in the state's government hospitals, he said there was no "belittling" of the issue. "I know the state government is deeply concerned and the chief minister is personally looking into it".

"We need to improve the facilities and that is something which cannot be changed overnight ... I am not trying to put the blame on A or B or C. But clearly we need to better our facilities and efforts are being made. The quicker the results the better," the Governor said.


First Published: Monday, January 23, 2012, 15:21

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