No data was available centrally on the deaths of farmers protesting against the farm laws: Govt | India News – Times of India

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NEW DELHI: The home ministry said no information was available centrally on the deaths of farmers protesting against the farm laws as ‘police’ and ‘public order’ are state subjects under the Constitution of India. It also said MHA had no scheme of income compensation and jobs to support the families of the deceased in such cases.
Replying to a question on whether the ministry had collected data or maintained a record of deaths caused due to dehydration, stress, cold weather conditions and suicide, among other factors, among the protesting farmers, MoS (home) Nityanand Rai said no such data was available centrally.
However, it did confirm the reporting of one such death by the Delhi Police.
On a query regarding announcement of any policy compensating the kin of farmers who died during the protests, Rai said the respective state governments deal with matters relating to compensation and jobs in such cases.





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