Govt under-reporting farmer suicides?

PUBLISHED ON: September 11, 2012 | Duration: 5 min, 27 sec

  
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Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar claimed in the Rajya Sabha that suicide deaths by farmers due to agrarian reasons had dropped significantly to 152 in the current year as compared to 14000 in 2011. But just Vidarbha region has reported 528 farmer suicide deaths this year. And in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh. NDTV travelled to Medak district just outside Hyderabad to find five farmers had died the same week that Mr Pawar made his claim.
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