Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Agricultural Minister Ramkrishna Kusmaria has now blamed old laws for failure to check farmer suicides just a day after making a startling statement that such suicides were the result of past sins.
"Farmers are committing suicides to pay for their old sins. They have made agriculture land barren by using fertilizers and chemicals," Kusmaria had said on Wednesday
The stunning words from the Agricultural Minister came at a time when farmers have been committing suicide and five cases have been reported in the last 15 days alone.
In two of the five cases, the farmers came from Damoh, the home district of Kusmaria....more
02:51 PM, Jan 13, 2011