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Economic Affairs
Year : 2013, Volume : 58, Issue : 4
First page : ( 441) Last page : ( 447)
Print ISSN : 0424-2513. Online ISSN : 0976-4666.
Article DOI : 10.5958/j.0976-4666.58.4.028

Farmers’ Suicide Deaths in India: Can it be Controlled?

Raghavalu M.V.

Deptt of Economics, SSA Government First Grade College, Bellary, Karnataka, India. Email: raghavalu_veera@yahoo.co.in

Online published on 6 January, 2014.

Abstract

India is agrarian country, since 72 per cent of the area is rural area and more than 60 per cent of the people depend on this sector. But, the contribution of this sector to the nation's GDP is less than 17 per cent. Agricultural sector has had low production due to a number of factors such as illiteracy, insufficient finance, and inadequate marketing of agricultural produces. Also the growth rate of the agricultural sector in India the GDP has declined due to the fact that the sector has not adopted modern technology and agricultural practices and insufficient irrigation facilities. The time is come to safe guard the agricultural sector and to stop the farmers’ suicides in the country. A special package is necessary to provide input subsidy and development of animal husbandry, horticulture and poultry sector and it is more help to the agrarian economy. The government may arrange a package of financial assistance to meet agricultural inputs and to meet expenditures of the social obligations

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Keywords

Farmers’ Suicide, GM Crops, MIS.

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