115 Daily Wage Earners, 63 Housewives Committed Suicide Every Day In 2021: Centre

New Delhi: In a shocking revelation, the Union government informed the Lok Sabha that as many as 115 daily wage earners and 63 housewives died by suicide every day in India in 2021. The country witnessed a total of 1,64,033 suicides in 2021.

Citing data from the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said 42,004 daily wage earners and 23,179 housewives committed ended their lives in 2021 alone.

Altogether, 20,231 self-employed people, 15,870 salaried people, 13,714 unemployed, 13,089 students, 12,055 involved in business, and 11,431 involved in private sector enterprises, committed suicide last year, he told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.

Rai said 10,881 people engaged in the farming sector, 5,563 agricultural labourers, 5,318 farmers or cultivators, 4,806 people who used to cultivate their own land with or without the assistance of agricultural labourers, 512 people who used to cultivate on lease land or work on lease or on other’s land with or without the assistance of agricultural labourers also committed suicide in 2021.

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