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Between 2015 & 2016, suicide by farmers fell but suicide by agricultural labourers grew

Between 2015 & 2016, suicide by farmers fell but suicide by agricultural labourers grew

The total number of farm suicides in the country has reduced from 12,602 to 11,370 between 2015 and 2016 viz. a fall by 9.8 percent. This has been revealed recently in a reply by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Shri Parshottam Rupala in the Lok Sabha. So, one may wonder why there is such a hue and cry about rural distress and agrarian crisis in the recent times. Clearly, the minister's reply on 20th March...

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