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The hollow relief of fewer Farmer Suicides New government data show India saw fewer cases of farmers taking their lives in 2018 than the year before. But this doesn’t mean rural distress is down. Much needs to be done It is tempting to relate the decline in the number of Farmer Suicides in 2018, as reported by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), to an abatement in rural distress. Such a temptation should, however, be tempered. There have...

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NCRB silence on Farmer Suicides: Reason given by govt fails against earlier data -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express The latest NCRB report does not enlist reasons for Farmer Suicides. The Union Ministry of Home Affairs told Parliament last week that the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) had done away with diversified data on Farmer Suicides in its latest report as many states reported the figure to be “nil”, and hence recording reasons for the suicides was “untenable”. However, an analysis of previous NCRB data shows that states...

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NCRB data on farmers' suicides is out with key omission -- reasons -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express The data shows that Maharashtra accounted for almost 40 per cent of all Farmer Suicides in the country in 2016. Karnataka (1,212) was second on the list but still recorded 50 per cent less farmers’ suicides than Maharashtra. After withholding data on incidents of lynchings, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released figures on farmers’ suicides but with a key element from the previous edition missing this...

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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...

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Explained: What's new in crime report, and the data -Deeptiman Tiwary

-The Indian Express Latest NCRB report introduces categories for cyber crimes against women, cases of insult under SC/ST Act, duration of delay in closing police & court cases ON MONDAY, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) released the much delayed crime data for 2017. While it was without some crucial data categories, the data included were more fleshed out than in the 2016 crime report. The NCRB has introduced more than three...

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