TNPSC Thervupettagam

Farmer Suicide Data

November 12 , 2019 242 days 238 0
  • After a 3-year delay, The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released figures on “farmers’ suicides” for 2016.
  • But it has excluded a key element from the previous editions — the reasons for the suicides.
  • The latest report has revealed that at least 11,379 farmers committed suicide in the country in 2016.
  • This translates into 948 suicides every month, or 31 suicides every day.
  • Maharashtra continues to account for the highest number of farmer suicides in the country with 3,661 in 2016.
  • Karnataka saw the second highest number of farmer suicides in 2016 at 2,079.
  • For the first time that the NCRB had categorised farmers’ suicides due to debt or bankruptcy based on the source of loans.
  • With the data for 2016, 3,33,407 farmers have died by suicide in India since 1995, when the NCRB started publishing farmer suicide data.
  • Top 5 states

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