Telangana marginal farmer ends life after surrendering land to govt
He got ?2.36 lakh for the land, but that was spent to settle part of the dues he took to get his children married
Months after surrendering his half an acre of land to the Telangana government for the Mallannasagar Project, marginal farmer Chatlapally Ramulu lost his confidence to earn enough to clear his debts and committed suicide on January 20 by consuming pesticide.
He breathed his last in a hospital on the Republic Day.
According to a report in The Hindu, Ramulu had less than half-an-acre land with a borewell and used to go work as a labourer to meet his family expenses.
A few months ago, he had to surrender his land under G.O. 123 for the proposed construction of Mallannasagar Reservoir, part of the larger Kaleswaram project. He got ₹2.36 lakh for the land, but that was spent to settle part of the dues he took to get his children married.
He was still left with a debt of ₹2 lakh. He neither had land nor money to pay the debt.