Saturday 18 July 2015

National Crime Records Bureau | Farmer Suicides

Why in news?

  • The National Crime Records Bureau’s Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India released.
  • This is the first time that the NCRB has collected detailed data on farmer suicides. 
  • In all, 12360 people working in agriculture committed suicide in 2014. 
    • However, the NCRB’s definition of a farmer does not include agricultural labourers; as a result, 5650 of these were classified as ‘farmer suicides’, nearly half of them in Maharashtra alone.
  • Officially, 40 per cent of these suicides were classified as being on account of “farming related issues” or indebtedness and bankruptcy

About NCRB:
The National Crime Records Bureau is an Indian government agency responsible for collecting and analysing crime data as defined by the Indian Penal Code (IPC). NCRB is headquartered in New Delhi and is part of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).


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