India: Top court questions central, state governments on reasons behind farmer suicides

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 27, 2017, 10.28 AM(IST)

The top court was hearing a plea filed by NGO Citizens Resource and Action and Initiative on issues related to farmers. Photograph:( Reuters )

India's top court today sought responses from the Centre, state governments, Union Territories and the RBI to examine the likely reasons behind suicides by farmers.

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justice N V Ramana asked them to respond within four weeks.

The bench said that it is a "sensitive matter" of larger public interest involving farmers throughout the country.

The court was hearing a plea filed by NGO Citizens Resource and Action and Initiative on issues related to farmers.

(PTI)