India recorded 1,53,052 suicides—an average 418 daily—in 2020, with 10,677 of them by persons engaged in farming sector, according to the latest central government data. The 2020 figures were more in comparison to 2019 when 139,123 suicides were recorded in the country, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) stated in its annual report. Suicide rate (per lakh population) also increased from 10.4 in 2019 to 11.3 last year, the NCRB, which functions under the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), stated. In this episode of the Ediotiral, our Managing Editor Mr Sujit Nair shares his take on the matter. #NCRB #SuicideRate #MNREGA #Maharashtra #Farmers
As an independent media platform, we do not take advertisements from governments and corporate houses. It is you, our readers, who have supported us on our journey to do honest and unbiased journalism. Please contribute, so that we can continue to do the same in future.