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11,379 farmers committed suicide in 2016; Modi govt finally releases data

-BusinessToday.in 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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Sharp fall in farm suicides in 2016 claims latest NCRB data -Jitendra

-Down to Earth Telangana not among top five aby more; Maharshtra, Karnataka still at top The Narendra Modi government finally released the farm sector suicide data for 2016 after three years on November 8, 2019. According to it Farmers' Suicide numbers has declined sharply from previous years though the number of agricultural labourers taking their lives have jumped 11 percent. The 2016 report continued to underline the country's grim agrarian crisis. In...

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Small Farmers' Suicide in Odisha -BB Mohanty & Papesh K Lenka

-Economic and Political Weekly The changes in Odisha’s agriculture made paddy production a losing proposition, especially for the small farmers who leased in land. Substantial decline in farm income caused by exploitative land lease arrangements, denial of access to a regulated market, crop failures, increased cost of cultivation, and indebtedness pushed these farmers into severe economic hardship and an inhospitable social environment, which ultimately led to their suicides. Please click here to read more....

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Punjab's farm crisis a tragic irony -Devinder Sharma

-Deccan Herald Punjab, the food bowl of the country, is faced with a paradox of plenty. Ever since the launch of the Green Revolution in 1966, Punjab has been producing a record grain surplus year after year. Yet, over the years, it has turned into a graveyard for its farmers. There is hardly a day when reports of farmers committing suicide do not appear in Punjab newspapers. Take a look at the...

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Wheat sowing may go down this year -Deshdeep Saxena

-The Times of India Bhopal: Amidst the looming agrarian crisis and reports of Farmers' Suicides in Madhya Pradesh, the peasants are once again under duress as the state stares at a possible drought. Rabi sowing area this year is all set to go down, thereby affecting the wheat production. This may also put a spanner in the state's ambition to bag yet another Krishi Karman award. Talking to TOI, minister for agriculture...

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