International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 4, Issue 8 (2017)

Economics of farming and Farmers’ suicides in India


Dr. P Chinnurappa

Farmers suicide has been a persisting problem for quite some time. Apart from the vagaries of nature, the policies pursued by the Governments of the day, the rising costs of inputs, the unremunerative prices for the farm produce accompanied by the sea changes heralded by the process of globalization have putting the farming community in a quandary and the combined stress have left the farmers with no choice by to commit suicide. Probably in no other time in history has the farmer community faced such formidable and insurmountable challenges. The present paper is an effort to understand and analyze the plethora of factors that have been forcing the farmers to end their live forcibly.
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