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Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences
Year : 2018, Volume : 9, Issue : 4
First page : ( 819) Last page : ( 823)
Print ISSN : 0975-6795. Online ISSN : 2321-5828.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2321-5828.2018.00137.7

Agrarian Crisis and Farmer's Suicide Scenario in Tamil Nadu

Dr. Murugan K.1,*, Dr Sivagnanam K. Jothi2

1Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Guru Nanak College (Autonomous), Velachery, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

2Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, kjothisiva24@gmail.com

*Corresponding Author Email: murugan.kaliappani@gmail.com

Online published on 30 January, 2019.


Suicide is one of the epidemiological problems in the world. The factors like social, psychological, cultural and other factors are very determining factors stimulate suicidal behaviour. Farmers’ suicide is one most incidence happen in the world, particularly, in India, farmers suicide is most important issues. The farmer's suicides are due to the mental stress cause of poverty, crop failure and loss and indebtedness in rural area in recent years. Indebtedness and the not earning adequate income to relief the debt is affect the farmers feeling of self-esteem and respect in society. The objective of the paper is finding out the incidence of farmers suicides in districts levels of Tamil Nadu and causes of it. The first is introductory in nature; the second deals with incidence of farmer's suicides in India level. Third describes the growth trends of farmer's suicides in Tamil Nadu at district level. Fourth section deals with procedure adopted and criteria for compensation and lastly provides concluding remarks and policy suggestions.



Farmer's suicides, Incidence, Compensation, Agricultural sector, Tamil Nadu.


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