Judgement of the Gujarat High Court regarding farmer suicides in Gujarat, 10/07/2013

  • 10/07/2013

Judgement of the Gujarat High Court in the matter of Citizens Resource & Action Initiative (CRANTI) Vs State of Gujarat dated 10/07/2013 regarding farmer suicides in Gujarat. This Application in the nature of a Public Interest Litigation has been filed for financial compensation of Rs. 5 lac to be paid by Gujarat Government to the family of the deceased farmers who have committed suicide due to crop failure in the State as well as financial aid to farmers at the rate of Rs. 30,000 per hectare be paid to the farmers who have suffered crop failure.

Gujarat High Court dismisses the plea by saying that "they are all policy matters and what policy will suit best in the interest of the farmers, has to be decided by the Government".