"If you can't measure it, you can't manage it" - Peter Drucker.
//After withholding data on incidents of lynchings, the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released figures on farmers’ suicides but with a key element from the previous edition missing this time — reasons for the suicides.//
//In its previous reports, however, the NCRB had included reasons behind farmers’ suicides under categories such as farm distress, crop failure, loans, family problems, illness, etc. Even under loans, there were sub-categories on the source, including banks, money lenders and micro-finance institutions. The reports also included data on the socio-economic status and land-holding of each victim.//
//In another departure, farmers’ suicides have not been recorded separately but included under the category ‘Suicides by Profession’. The report for 2015 had a separate category ‘Suicides by Persons Involved in Farming Sector’ under which were six categories, including “cause-wise distribution of farmer suicides” and “land-holding-wise distribution of farmer suicides”.//
NCRB data on farmers’ suicides is out with key omission — reasons