Debt traps claimed over 100 Wayanad farmers in 15 years

A report submitted to the Kerala SHRC revealed the severe impact of high-interest loans from private moneylenders on the farming community.

BySouth First Desk

Published May 30, 2024 | 6:06 AMUpdatedMay 30, 2024 | 6:06 AM

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In a report submitted to the Kerala SHRC, District Collector Dr Renu Raj stated that over the past 15 years, more than 100 farmers in the region have taken their own lives, all linked to crippling debt. It also calls into question the effectiveness of legislation designed to protect individuals from predatory lending practices.

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