Lavish marriages reason for farmers suicides

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The government filed a counter-affidavit in a petition by the Vyavasaya Jana Chaitanya Samiti, seeking to direct the government to take preventive measures to stop the suicides of financially distressed farmers.The government, while listing the several reasons, including private lending, crop failure for two consecutive years, indiscriminate digging of bore wells, family disputes, prolonged illness, burden of private loans for visiting Gulf countries for employment, stated that expenses towards social functions like lavish marriages and children’s education in private schools were also the reasons for suicides.

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