Increase in suicide cases of farmers in country in NCRB report

By: Merikheti
Published on: 06-Dec-2023

According to new report of NCRB, there has been a incline in Suicide cases of people involved in agricultural sector. According to the latest news of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), a consistent incline in deaths of farmers and agricultural people because of suicides in year 2022. According to latest updates,  National Crime Records Bureau ( NCRB) figures show that almost 11,290 suicide cases are seen last year in the country. 


For your reference, there has been an increase of 3.7 percent in 2021. 10,281 deaths were registered during this period. An increase of 5.7 percent is seen as compared to 2020. According to 2022 figures, at least one farmer died every hour in India. Along with this, this increase in suicide of farmers can be observed since 2019, when 10,281 deaths were registered in NCRB data. News says, recent years were not proven to be awesome for agriculture in India. There has been unexpected rain and drought conditions in many cities, due to which standing crops have been devastated. Whereas, prices of fodder are also reaching heights. 


How many people from agricultural sector attempted suicide 

According to report, 53 percent (6,083) farmers are labour as compared to 11,290 people who attempted suicide and were involved in farming. In recent years, the dependency of requirements of crop production for the personal income of an average farmer family is increasing on wages earned from farming. In year 2022,  4,999 people of 5,207 suicide attempts were male farmers, and 208 females were also involved.


No suicides in these states 

In 6,083 farmers involved in suicide, 5,472 were males and 611 females are involved. 4,248 cases in Maharashtra, 2,392 cases in Karnataka, 917 in Andhra farmers reported suicide. According to reports, there has been no farmers suicide registered in the states of Uttrakhand, Goa, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Chandigarh, West Bengal, odisha, Bihar, lakshdweep and puducherry.