This is alarming : The statistics of farmer suicides in Maharashtra is revealed

Mumbai : Over 12,000 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra between 2015 and 2018. It was revealed in the Legislative Assembly on Friday.

There was a total number of 12,021 farmer suicides during the three-year period. Among them 6,888 cases were found to be eligible for government aid after scrutiny by district-level committees.

Financial assistance of Rs. 1 lakh each has been given to the family members of 6,845 farmers.

In 2019, between January and March, 610 farmers have committed suicide out of which 192 cases were eligible for financial assistance, the minister said.

Of the 192 eligible cases, financial compensation has been given to the kin of 182 farmers, Mr Deshmukh said.

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