On March 14, farmers from Tamil Nadu arrived in New Delhi's Jantar Mantar to protest farmer suicides happening back in their home state. Due to a dire drought situation, the farmers have been pleading the government for debt relief. In February, Tamil Nadu CM Edappadi Palanisami offered ₹2,247 crore to more than 32 lakh farmers in the state. The protests have ranged from farmers sitting with garlands of skulls of their dead friends, putting live rats and dead snakes in their mouths, and even shaving half their heads to make their point. However, they have not yet received a response from the central government or any relief.