BHOPAL: An elderly farmer has committed suicide in Niwari in Madhya Pradesh.
Pyarelal Yadav, 60, was upset due to the damage to crops and his inability to pay back the loan amount.
Yadav, a resident of Chandeli Toria in Niwari, hanged himself by a tree on his fields. The body was found later. His son Roop Singh told journalists that his father was depressed due to crop failure.
Besides, Pyarelal Yadav was unable to pay the huge electricity bill (irrigation). And, after poor rainfall and crop loss, he lost all hope. The farmer had also taken loan from money lenders. As the electricity bill was not paid, the family had received a notice for attachment of the property.
This was a big shock for Yadav, who was already struggling to run the household and at the same time was having difficulty in paying back the loan amount to bank and money-lenders. In 2019, Madhya Pradesh had reported over 540 farmers' suicides. The national figure was more than 10,340.
LUCKNOW: Senior BJP leader and Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon passed away in Lucknow on Tuesday.
Tandon, 85, was unwell for weeks and was undergoing treatment in Lucknow. He belonged to the old generation of BJP leaders.
Thrice legislator in UP Assembly, the former BJP leader had served as minister in Uttar Pradesh government too, in different terms, holding important portfolios.
He was also the leader of opposition in UP legislative assembly earlier. Tandon was also elected Member Parliament from Lucknow in 2009. As he was unwell, he was flown from Bhopal to Lucknow, recently. He passed away in Medanta Hospital.
JABALPUR: Over a dozen Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) men have tested positive for Coronavirus in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.
As more than a dozen Sangh workers have tested positive, the entire area has been declared a containment zone.
All of them have been admitted in Covid Care Centre and have been isolated. Keshav Kuti, the Sangh office in Jabalpur has been sealed as well. The samples from different labs confirmed the infection.
The health department officials also said that the entire area has been designated as containment zone. As many as 22,600 persons have so far contracted Covid 19 in Madhya Pradesh. Around 15,311 persons have recovered. The number of active patients is 6568. Meanwhile, the ifure of deaths has reached 721.