These deaths don’t qualify …

By T S Sudhir

For all its claims of being farmer-friendly, the Congress-led UPA government doesn’t have impressive statistics to back up. In Andhra Pradesh, for example, Central government statistics point to 22000 farmer suicide-deaths in a 10-year period (1998-08) whereas the state has reported less than 40 per cent of that number … less than 8000. And just one in five such families got compensation. Because the rest of the deaths, the government says, don’t qualify. Watch this video for more details …


About t s sudhir & uma sudhir

Uma Sudhir and T S Sudhir are senior journalists, based in Hyderabad. Both work for NDTV. Uma is a Tamilian, who was educated in
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