As per the National
Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data, a total number of 44256, 42521 and
42088 women committed suicide during 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively,
which shows a declining trend. The main reasons behind the committing of
suicide by women are family problems, illness, marriage related issues
such as Cancellation/Non-settlement of marriage, Dowry disputes, Extra
marital affairs, love affairs, etc.
Health being a State subject under List-II of the Seventh Schedule of
the Constitution of India, States are empowered to implement their own
programmes. However, the Government of India attaches highest importance
in the matter and is implementing the National Mental Health Programme (NMHP)
and District Mental Health Programme (DMHP) in some districts of the
country with added components of suicide prevention services, work place
stress management, life skills training and counselling in schools and
This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child
Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.