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Parliament proceedings | Farm suicide data not published as States provided untenable data

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National data on causes of suicide in farming sector could not be published by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) as the information provided by the State governments were “untenable”, Union Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Mr. Reddy said as informed by the NCRB, many States and Union Territories reported “nil” data on suicides by farmers or cultivators and agricultural labourers after several validations, even while reporting suicides in other professions.

“Due to this limitation, national data on causes of suicide in farming sector is untenable and not published separately,” he said in reply to a written question.

 

He said agriculture being a State subject, the State governments undertake development of perspective plans to ensure effective implementation of schemes.

"The Government of India supplements the efforts of the state governments through various schemes and programmes for the welfare of the farmers by increasing production and remunerative returns to the farmers," he said.

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