114 Daily Labourers, 31 Farmers & Agricultural Workers Committed Suicide Every Day in 2022

According to a recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), on average 114 daily wage labourers, 31 farmers and agricultural workers committed suicide each day across India in 2022, reported The Tribune.

In 2022, a total of 1.70 lakh suicides were reported in the country which surpassed 1.64 lakhs in 2021. The maximum suicides were in Maharashtra (37.6 per cent), Karnataka (21.2 per cent), and Andhra Pradesh (8.1 per cent).

Daily wagers, farmers and agricultural workers together contributed to 33 per cent of the total 41,433 suicides by men in the unorganised sector. Of these, 30,143 (26.4 per cent) were daily wagers. Those engaged in the farming sector made up for 11,290 suicides (6.6 per cent), among them 5,207 farmers and 6,083 agricultural labourers.

In the female category, 208 farmers, 611 agricultural labourers and 3,752 daily wagers died by suicide during the year.

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