11,379 farmers committed suicide in 2016; Modi govt finally releases data
As per the data in the NCRB report, the number of farmer suicides in the country has plunged to 11,379 in 2016 from 12,360 in 2014 and 12,602 in 2015
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) Friday said that 11,379 farmers committed suicide in India in 2016. The NCRB in its latest Accidental Death and Suicide report for 2016 says that there were 948 farmer suicides every month, or 31 suicides every day. The last report was released in 2015. As per the data in the report, the number of farmer suicides in the country has plunged to 11,379 in 2016 from 12,360 in 2014 and 12,602 in 2015.
The report adds that although Maharashtra witnessed a 20% dip from the previous year, it continued to be the top state with 2,550 of the 6,270 farmers' suicides documented nationwide.
Overall, the data suggests that while farmer suicides have dipped by about 21%, those by farm labourers have risen by 10%.
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Business Today, 9 November, 2019, https://www.businesstoday.in/sectors/agriculture/farmer-suicide-ncrb-finally-releases-data-11000-deaths-in-2016-maharashtra-tops-the-list/story/389497.html