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Rural Farmer's Suicide Debt Farmer Distress

88% of Over 9,000 Punjab Farmers Who Died by Suicide in 18 Years Were Debt-Ridden: Study

The Panjab Agriculture University study examined deaths by suicide among farmers between 2000 and 2018 in six districts of the state.
By Vivek Gupta for The Wire on June 21, 2022
Economy Economic Crisis Destitution Shrimp Farmers

'Fighting for life': Bangladesh shrimp farmers destitute in wake of cyclone

Natural disaster compounded by the collapse of a lucrative export during the pandemic has thrust people into poverty
By Rafiqul Islam Montu for The Guardian on February 8, 2021
Rural Farmer's Suicide Farmer Distress Inadequate Water Access

Rising Farmer Suicides Leaves Families Adrift as Vidarbha Grapples With Multiple Crises

The crisis is well known and has been written about for decades now. Government intervention has taken place but little has changed.
By Deepanshu Mohan, Jignesh Mistry for The Wire on May 28, 2022
Economy Agrarian Economy Minimum Support Price Farmer Distress

How Absence of Govt Procurement Agencies Is Shrinking Delhi’s Agrarian Economy

Out of the 1,000 farmers interviewed, a majority of them said they sold their produce at lower rates, and over 90% of them said they were not aware of any government agency that procures the produce at MSP.
By Nivedita Sharma, Ankita Goyal for The Wire on May 28, 2022
Economy Exports Farmer Distress Agricultural Prices

Bitter harvest for Indian farmers after wheat export ban

India is the world's second-biggest wheat producer, but the government -- itself the country's biggest buyer of the crop -- said it chose to protect food security for its mammoth population despite inflation concerns.
From The Economic Times on May 22, 2022
Rural Farmer's Suicide Farmer Distress Agricultural Workers

The country where 30 farmers die each day

Gazing across the pristine fields in the district of Sangrur in northern India, there was little indication families here were struggling.
By Gunisha Kaur for CNN on March 17, 2022
Rural Agricultural Reforms Farmer's Protest Land Reforms

Why agrarian reforms should go beyond meeting demands of the agitating farmers

Farm prosperity must reach farm workers. Unfinished tasks of land reforms should be realised.
By M Kunhaman for The Indian Express on August 29, 2021
Rural Farmer Distress Suicide Debt

Explained: Why is there a high rate of farmer suicides in Punjab’s Malwa?

Punjab government’s data states that 3,330 farmers have taken their lives due to farm debt since 2000 till date, of which 698 committed suicide in the past four years, most of them in the Malwa region.
By Anju Agnihotri Chaba for The Indian Express on October 1, 2019
Rural Farmer Distress Farmer's Suicide Data

Indian farmers need a new distress index. Just suicide data won’t do

Despite the centrality of agriculture in India, there is no standard measure of farmers’ distress. The most commonly cited measure is the number of suicides.
By Shweta Saini, Pulkit Khatri for ThePrint on June 15, 2021
Justice Farmer Distress Farmer's Protest Rural-Urban Divide

Farm stir can become a political storm: UN

Unprecedented farmers’ protests in India that began in August can widen the rural-urban divide into a political problem, the United Nations has warned
By Asit Ranjan Mishra for Livemint on May 21, 2021