Nagpur: A shocking discloser, as per ABP MAJHA TV reports, has come to the fore regarding figure of farmer suicides in Maharashtra. The State Relief and Rehabilitation Department has disclosed that a total of 3052 farmers committed suicide between January and December 2016 resulting from the agrarian crisis.
Provisional figures released by Maharashtra’s relief and rehabilitation department show 3,052 farmers took their lives in 2016. In 2015, the state reported 3,228 farm suicides, the highest since 2001 when 3,536 farmers took their lives. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 2,568 farmers committed suicide in Maharashtra in 2014.
Out of 3052 suicide cases, families of 1621 deceased farmers were provided with compensation of Rs 1 lakh each by the State Government. At the same time, 1167 proposals for compensation were disposed of as ineligible. An enquiry is going on in 264 proposals. Amravati Division topped the chart with 1085 farmers ending their lives due to agrarian reasons while Konkan Division reported nil.
Division-wise figures of farmers’ suicides:
- Nagpur — 360
- Amravati — 1085
- Nashik — 479
- Aurangabad — 1053
- Pune — 75
- Konkan — 0