GUWAHATI, Oct 20 - Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today ordered a high-level inquiry into the cases of farmers� suicide in the State in the last 14 years that appeared in a section of the print media, said an official press release here.
Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue, Subhash Chandra Das would inquire into the alleged cases of farmers� suicide that reportedly occurred in the State during the last 14 years, it said.
Taking serious cognisance of the incidents of suicide allegedly by 3,908 farmers that appeared in a section of newspapers, the Chief Minister ordered a probe into the chronology of incidents. The probe will go into the reasons of the suicide and will also suggest measures to prevent such cases of suicide.
Moreover, the Chief Minister also requested the farmers in the State to approach the District Agriculture Officers or Deputy Commissioners of their respective districts for any problems they face.
The Government has also decided to set up a Grievance Redressal Committee in the State to address the problems of the farmers. Moreover, such Grievance Redressal Committees would also be set up in the district, sub-division and block levels to look into the grievances of the farmers, said the press release, quoting the Chief Minister.