Covid impact: NCRB data shows over 29% jump in suicides by businesspersons (India Today)

India Today: Covid impact: NCRB data shows over 29% jump in suicides by businesspersons. “The Covid-19 pandemic caused serious economic strain and the distress faced by business was greater than that faced by the farm sector in 2020, government data showed. The Centre on Tuesday informed Parliament that a total of 11,716 businesspersons died by suicide in 2020. This amounts to a jump of over 29% of the figure reported for the section in 2019 or the pre-Covid times.”

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