Farmers' suicides

Farmers' suicides

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According to the Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India 2018 (released in January, 2020) by National Crime Records Bureau (please click here, here and here to access):

• A rise of almost 3.6 percent was observed in suicides during 2018 (1,34,516 suicides) as compared to 2017 (1,29,887 suicides). The rate of suicides has increased by 0.3 points during 2018 (viz. 10.2 per lakh population) over 2017 (viz. 9.9 per lakh population). Please click here to access.

• A total of 5,763 farmers/ cultivators committed suicides during 2018, accounting for 4.28 percent of total suicide victims in the country. However, 4,586 agricultural labourers committed suicides during 2018, which is nearly 3.41 percent of total suicide victims. Therefore, the total number of suicides in the farming sector (committed by farmers plus agricultural labourers) was 10,349 in 2018, accounting for nearly 7.69 percent of total suicide victims in India. Please click here to access.

• A 'farmer/ cultivator' is one whose profession is farming and include those who cultivate on their own land as well as those who cultivate on leased land/ other's land with or without the assistance of agricultural labourers. An 'agricultural labourer' is a person who primarily works in farming sector (agriculture/ horticulture) whose main source of income is from agriculture labour activities. Please click here to access.

• A total of 5,457 male farmers/ cultivators and 306 female farmers/ cultivators committed suicides, accounting for 94.69 percent and 5.31 percent of total farmers’ suicides (viz. 5,763), respectively. Please click here to access.

• The total number of suicides among farmers/ cultivators who cultivate their own land with or without assistance of agricultural labourers was 5,088. Please click here to access.

• The total number of suicides among farmers/ cultivators who cultivate on leased land/ work on lease/ on other's land (known by different nomenclature) with or without assistance of agricultural labourers was 675. Please click here to access.

• A total of 4,071 male agricultural labourers and 515 female agricultural labourers committed suicides, accounting for 88.77 percent and 11.23 percent of total agricultural labourers’ suicides (viz. 4,586), respectively. Please click here to access.

• Certain states/ UTs namely, West Bengal, Bihar, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Meghalaya, Goa, Chandigarh, Daman & Diu, Delhi UT, Lakshadweep and Puducherry reported zero suicides of farmers/ cultivators as well as agricultural labourers.

• Most farm suicides (viz. total suicides by farmers/ cultivators as well as agricultural labourers) in 2018 were recorded in Maharashtra (3,594, which is around 34.73 percent of total farm suicides viz. 10,349), followed by Karnataka (2,405), Telangana (908), Andhra Pradesh (664) and Madhya Pradesh (655). Please click here to access.

• Most suicides by farmers/ cultivators in 2018 were reported from Maharashtra (2,239, which is around 38.85 percent of total suicide by farmers/ cultivators), followed by Karnataka (1,365), Telangana (900), Andhra Pradesh (365) and Madhya Pradesh (303). Please click here to access.

• Most suicides by agricultural labourers in 2018 were recorded in Maharashtra (1,355), followed by Karnataka (1,040), Tamil Nadu (395), Madhya Pradesh (352) and Andhra Pradesh (299). Please click here access.

• The ADSI 2018 report does not provide the reasons behind farm suicides. 


 

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