Farmer Suicides: 90,000 Farmers Counselled in 14 Maharashtra Districts
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The Maharashtra government has said that a large
number of farmers in 14 suicide-prone districts of the state have been provided
counselling under Project Prerna.
The Prerna Project is a Farmers’ Mental Health
Service Programme and was launched in 2015. The project aims to curb farmers’
suicide. The project envisages social workers, psychiatrists and ASHA
(Accredited Social Health Activist Scheme) workers among others who counsel
farmers suffering depression.