Seeking drought relief, farmers in Trichy eat rat curry

Farmers in Trichy are in a tight spot due to drought and ignorance on part of the authorities

Seeking drought relief, farmers in Trichy eat rat curry

After massive loss of agricultural produce due to drought, farmers in Trichy have found a unique way to draw the attention of the authorities. On Friday, they gathered in front of the collector’s office in Trichy and ate curry made of rat.

So far, around 40 farmers have ended life due to heavy loss and burden of debt in Tamil Nadu.

Theyalso urged the government to announce Trichy as drought-affected area and release drought relief funds for those who have been affected by it.

Farmers are also pressured by bank officials on repayment of loans and delay in sanctioning new loans.