More than 12,000 farmers have committed suicide in Maharashtra between 2015 and 2018. Of these, 6,888 cases were found to be qualified for government aid after an inquiry by the district-level committee. So far, family members of 6,845 farmers have been given financial assistance of Rs 1 Lakh each. Between January and March 2019, 610 farmers have killed themselves-192 cases of these were eligible for financial assistance. Among the 192 eligible cases, financial reimbursement has been given to the relatives of 182. The remaining cases are being inspected to check the financial reimbursement eligibility.
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