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Agrarian Crisis and Farmers ’Suicides in India: An Overview

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Vikram Chadha and Sandeep Kaur

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1a
First page : ( 251) Last page : ( 254)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00071.8

Agrarian Crisis and Farmers ’Suicides in India: An Overview

Chadha Vikram, Kaur Sandeep1,*
1Punjab School of Economics, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar-143005, Punjab

*Corresponding author’s email: sandeepsukh.sk@gmail.com

JEL Codes 013, 040, Q10

Online published on 26 April, 2016.

Abstract
The unremunerativeness of agriculture, grinding indebtedness and farmer suicides is the today’s most distressing phenomenon in India. The study has been attempted to reveal that the farming sector had been facing several problems since British Rule, which compounded to become the genesis of contemporary agrarian crisis. Although significant measures in the form of green revolution, crop diversification and economic reforms were taken by the Indian government but the situation was more or less the same. The agrarian crisis caused by indebtedness is not new to India but its fallout is most pernicious in its new dimensions.

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