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A study into the factors affecting suicides among weavers in Andhra Pradesh

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Gundeti Ramesh

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2013, Volume : 9, Issue : 3
First page : ( 220) Last page : ( 227)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.2322-0430.9.3.004

A study into the factors affecting suicides among weavers in Andhra Pradesh

Ramesh Gundeti
Faculty Member, Department of Economics, Satavahana University, Karimnagar-505001 (A.P.) Email: gundetiramesh15@gmail.com

JEL Classification: A14, D31, K13, P36, P46

Online published on 21 September, 2013.

Abstract
This paper mainly highlights the reasons for suicides among the handloom and power loom weavers in Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh. The study mainly pointed out the fact that there was uncertainty in weaving industry and weavers employment security, low wage rate, long working hours, ignoring the labor social security measures and poor living conditions were the main reasons for weavers suicides in Andhra Pradesh. The study envisaged that there is a need of weaver appropriate policy to improve the socio-economic conditions of backward Andhra Pradesh weavers in order to check the suicides.