Agrarian Scenario in Post-reform India:A Story of Distress, Despair and Death
AbstractIndian agriculture today is under a large crisis. An average farmer- householdâ€™s returns from cultivation would be around one thousand rupees per month. The state of the vast majority of small and marginal farmers and agricultural labourers is even worse. An extreme form of response to this crisis is the increasing incidence of farmersâ€™ suicides. Some estimates are provided from National Sample Survey (NSS) region wise information on returns to cultivation and on some aspects of farmersâ€™ indebtedness based on the 33rd schedule 59th round survey of 2003. It provides suicide mortality rate for farmers, non-farmers and age-adjusted population across states of India from 1995-2004 [IGIDR WP 2007-001].
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Agrarian crisis; agricultural indebtedness; farmersâ€™ suicides; employment programmes; value of output in agriculture;
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- Srijit Mishra, 2007. "Agrarian Scenario in Post-reform India - A Story of Distress, Despair and Death," Development Economics Working Papers 22338, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- Srijit Mishra, 2007. "Agrarian scenario in post-reform India: A Story of distress, despair and death," Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai Working Papers 2007-001, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, India.
- I31 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty - - - General Welfare
- O13 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Agriculture; Natural Resources; Environment; Other Primary Products
- O53 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East
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