News about pesticide suicides
Pesticide self-poisoning is the second most common method of suicide in Nepal. Globally, out of 800,000 individuals who die from suicide each year, about 15-20 per cent die from pesticide self-poisoning.
On August 8, the Indian government took action to ban 18 highly dangerous (‘hazardous’) pesticides from use in the country. Twelve of these pesticides were banned from that date; six others will be phased out over the next two years.
Centre's partner in Nepal Dr Rakesh Ghimire on pesticide self-poisoning in Nepal. It is a major contributor to the global burden of suicide.
Our article in the Wire India
South Korea has the highest rate of deaths by suicide in the developed world. While suicide rates across the developed world have fallen or stayed stagnant the past decades, they've rapidly increased in South Korea. In 1995, there were 12.7 deaths by suicide per 100,000 people in South Korea.