Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Farmer Suicides in AP – The Shocking numbers !!!

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

Use RTI !!!

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