With No Money To Buy An Ox, Distraught MP Farmer Uses His Daughters To Plough Field

With No Money To Buy An Ox, Distraught MP Farmer Uses His Daughters To Plough Field
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Another heartrending farmer story from the state of Madhya Pradesh reveals the sad reality of the ongoing crisis of debt-ridden farmers.

Financial crisis reduced a farmer in Sehore's Basantpur Pangri village to use his two daughters, instead of oxen to pull the plough in their fields.

Sardar Kahla claimed that his family does not have enough money to buy or take care of oxen for ploughing.

"I do not have enough money to buy or take care of bulls for ploughing. Both my daughters quit their schooling due to financial crisis," farmer told ANI.

Both daughters Radhika, 14 and Kunti, 11 years quit their education due to lack of money or financial support.

Soon after the video of Barela and his daughters ploughing the field went viral, the district authorities swung into action and instructed the farmer to stop the practice.

District Public Relation Officer (DPRO) Ashish Sharma said that the administration is looking forward into the matter and a proper help would be given to him under governmental schemes.

"The farmer has been instructed not to use children for such activities. Whatever help he can be given under governmental schemes, administration is looking into it," Sharma told ANI.

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The spate of farmer suicides in Madhya Pradesh continues unabated. After Mandsaur agitation, the state has fallen victim to a string of farmers suicides caused by acute financial crisis.

The Mandsaur agitation was over a demand for loan waivers and better prices for their produce. Six farmers were gunned down by the police, thereby drawing criticism from political parties. The situation forced the district officials to impose Section 144, and restricted prominent personalities from visiting the violence-hit district