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Farmer Suicides in India-A Curse to Mankind

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Surjeet Singh Dhaka, and Urmila

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Indian Journal of Economics and Development
Year : 2016, Volume : 12, Issue : 1a
First page : ( 283) Last page : ( 286)
Print ISSN : 2277-5412. Online ISSN : 2322-0430.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2322-0430.2016.00077.9

Farmer Suicides in India-A Curse to Mankind

Dhaka Surjeet Singh*, Urmila
Institute of Agri Business Management (IABM), Swami Keshwanand Rajas than Agricultural University, Bikaner-3 34006

*Corresponding author’s email: surjeetdhaka.iabm@gmail.com

JEL Codes D81, K14, O13, Q12, Q18, Q19

Online published on 26 April, 2016.

Abstract
The present study is an attempt to discuss farmer suicide in India. A total of 5, 650 farmers (5, 178 male and 472 female-4.3 percent of total suicides victims) have committed suicides during 2014. 5 States (Maharashtra, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Karnataka) together accounted for 89.5 percent of the total farmer suicides. ‘Indebtedness ’and ‘Family Problems ’are major causes of suicides. Family troubles, psychological problems, loss of interest in farming and conflicts in family due to compensation are the main impacts of farmer suicide on their family members. A well thought concerted strategy for both the short and long term is needed.

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