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05 Mar 2020, 09:59 am By Neha Sinha
Student’s Suicide in India, Which State Tops? View List

Over 1100 counselors appointed in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya’s across the country. New Delhi After the incidents of suicide of students in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya’s, more than 1,100 counselors have been appointed in these residential schools across the country. Officials said on Friday that the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) recruited 1,176 counselors for Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya’s (JNVs) across the country. In 2016 the number of suicides in India had increased to 230,314. Suicide was the most common cause of death in both the age groups of 15–29 years and 15–39 years. A total of 49 students committed suicide during the years 2013 to 2017 in JNV. The HRD ministry formed a committee to investigate incidents of suicide by students earlier this year.

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States with Highest Suicide Case

Based on the recommendations of the committee, NVS, which oversees the functioning of these schools, advertised contractual appointments for counselors. An NVS official said, 'A total of 1,176 counselors have been hired. Schools with more than 250 students will have two counselors while the others will have one counselor. He said that at present the counselors have been recruited on a ten-month contract, which can be extended to five years later. India has one of the world’s highest suicide rates for youth aged 15 to 29, according to this 2012 Lancet report, which illustrated the need for urgent interventions for this demographic.

STATE

2016

2017

2018

3-yr TOTAL

Maharashtra

1350

1437

1448

4235

Tamil Nadu

981

810

953

2744

Madhya Pradesh

843

953

862

2658

West Bengal

1147

779

609

2535

Karnataka

540

702

755

1997

Gujarat

556

638

570

1764

Chhattisgarh

556

638

570

1764

Telangana

633

504

428

1281

Odisha

390

361

501

1252

Utter Pradesh

263

436

513

1212

Kerala

340

410

375

1125

 

 

 

 

 

Andhra Pradesh

295

392

360

1047

Suiside cases in india

 

Ministry had to Hire Full time Counsellor

The ministry in January this year approved a budget of Rs 56 crore for the appointment of full-time counselors. Let us tell you that JNVs are fully residential schools where classes are conducted from class 6 to class 12. There are more than 600 Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas all over the country. In 2015, the number of student suicides stood at 8,934. In the five years leading to 2015, 39,775 students killed themselves. The number of attempted suicides, many unreported, is likely to be much higher. In 2015, Maharashtra reported most student suicides of any state: 1,230 of 8,934 (14%) nationwide, followed by Tamil Nadu (955) and Chhattisgarh (625). Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu are among India’s most advanced states, and their high rate of suicides could reflect the pressures of economic growth.