A total of 131,666 people committed suicide in India in 2014, with Maharashtra accounting for 16,307 of the deaths, parliament was informed on Tuesday.
Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary told the Lok Sabha in a written statement that 89,129 men and 42,521 women took their own lives in 2014. Transgenders accounted for 16 deaths.
The minister said Maharashtra was followed by Tamil Nadu (16,122 suicides), West Bengal (14,310), Karnataka (10,945), Telangana (9,623) and Madhya Pradesh (9,039).
Among union territories, Delhi accounted for 2,095 suicides.