11,400 Farmers Committed Suicide In 2016

After a discussion in the Lok Sabha on the agrarian crisis, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that as many as 11,400 farmers committed suicide in 2016. In 2015, the number was 12,602. He said a premium of Rs. 3,560 crore was paid under the crop insurance scheme and Rs. 3,548 crore distributed as insurance claims to farmers. Similarly, the total premium in 2015-16 was Rs. 3,760 crore while Rs. 4,710 crore was given as insurance claims.

— source ndtv.com 2017-07-25

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