NCRB Data on Farmer Suicides

This is an analysis done by Rakesh Kumar.  Below is his email explaining the report in detail.

Dear all,

I correlated NCRB (national crime records bureau) data on Farmer Suicides with the one provided by Govt of AP in a reply to my RTI application. The numbers are shocking. Some of them for sample,
1. From 1998-2008, 22182 people who were self employed in the farming/agriculture sector) committed suicide in AP.
2. Govt of AP reported only 7683 suicides for this period (which is just 34.6% of the total suicides)
3. Only 4657 of those suicides are treated as Genuine (or eligible as P Sainath says) which is just 21% of the total suicides as per NCRB data and 60.6% of the suicides as reported by GoAP.

NCRB Vs Govt of AP


Rakesh Reddy Dubbudu
RTI Activist


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