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The Accidental Deaths and Suicides in India report – a crucial source for data on farmer suicides – brought out by NCRB was last published in 2015.
Maharashtra has reported 31,523 farmer suicides since 1 January 2001 — 44%, or 13,820 of them, took place in last 5 yrs of BJP-led government.
The former agriculture minister has hit out at the BJP-led govt for farmer distress, says intervention needed to prevent mass scale revolt.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says his govt has tried to handle the drought situation, but any farmer suicide remains a matter of concern.