HYDERABAD: The Telangana government on Thursday released Rs 14.58 crore towards payment of ex gratia to families of farmers, who committed suicide this year.
As per the report, 243 farmers committed suicide in 24 districts of the state due to failure of crops.
According to the government order, Rs 6 lakh ex-gratia will be given to each of the farmers' kin.
"After careful examination of the matter, the government accord administrative sanction for an amount of Rs 14.58 crore to the Commissioner for Relief," a government statement said.
As per the report, the highest number of farmers suicides have taken place in Nalgonda district.
The government has directed the Commissioner for Relief to disburse the sanctioned amount to all the District Collectors in the state for payment of ex-gratia to the 243 'genuine families'.
With inputs from ANI