Why Are India's Farmers Committing Suicide?
As of 2018, in Maharashtra alone, more than 60,000 suicides had taken place, with an average of 10 deaths every day. The National Crime Records Bureau of India reported that a total of 296,438 Indian farmers had committed suicide since 1995. A high percentage of farmers complained of repeated losses. A survey of 5000 farm households across 18 states says that 76 percent of farmers would prefer to do some other occupation. 70 percent of respondents said their crops were destroyed because of unseasonal rains, drought, floods, and pest attacks. Let?s watch this fantastic video.