Small Farmers' Suicide in Odisha -BB Mohanty & Papesh K Lenka

-Economic and Political Weekly

The changes in Odisha’s agriculture made paddy production a losing proposition, especially for the small farmers who leased in land. Substantial decline in farm income caused by exploitative land lease arrangements, denial of access to a regulated market, crop failures, increased cost of cultivation, and indebtedness pushed these farmers into severe economic hardship and an inhospitable social environment, which ultimately led to their suicides.

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Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 54, Issue No. 22, 01 Jun, 2019, https://www.epw.in/journal/2019/22/special-articles/small-farmers%E2%80%99-suicide-odisha.html

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