Suicide rate among Indian women declines

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As per the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, 44256, 42521 and 42088 females have committed suicide during 2013 and 2014 and 2015 respectively, which shows a declining suicide trend over these years.

This information was given by the Minister of Women and Child Development, Smriti Zubin Irani, in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on July 12th.

Public order, police and public health are State subjects under List-II of the Seventh Schedule of the Constitution of India. However, Ministry of Women and Child Development is establishing One Stop Centres (OSCs) for violence affected women across the country under the One Stop Centre Scheme as part of the Nirbhaya Framework with the help of States/UTs for providing legal and psycho-social counselling along with other facilities including temporary shelter, police facilitation and medical support to the women needing the same under one roof in an integrated manner.

The Minister also said that till date, States/UTs & districts have reported to this Ministry that 506 OSCs have become functional.