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Ten Maharashtra farmer suicides in one week

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Ten Maharashtra farmer suicides in one week

Ten Maharashtra farmer suicides in one week
November 06
08:47 2019

At least ten cases of farmer suicides were reported in the last four days as unseasonal rains damaged standing Kharif crops such as soybean, jowar, maize and cotton in the  Nanded, Beed ,Latur  districts of central Maharashtra region since November 1. Similar suicides were reported in Telangana,AP and Karnataka as well which received heavy  but late monsoon

For the past one decade, over 15,000 farmers in India have been taking their own lives each year. The recent report of the National Crime Records Bureau, Accidental Deaths & Suicides in India says 15,964 farmers committed suicide .The report has drawn a baseline of 15,000 farmer suicides each year since 2001 .

The five most affected states are: Maharashtra (3,141), Karnataka (2,585), Andhra Pradesh (2,525), Madhya Pradesh (1,237) and Chattisgarh (1,126)

The National Crime Records Bureau started recording farmer suicide cases in 1995. The data compiled from 1995 to 2010 reveals that over a quarter of a million farmers (256,913) have killed themselves. The deaths underscore the growing agrarian crisis in India.

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