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P Sainath, acclaimed journalist and Founder-Editor of the People's Archive of Rural India, interviewed by Anuradha SenGupta (News18.com)

omic policy. * Anuradha SenGupta: In the winter session you also had the agriculture ministry or minister put forward the information that in the last two years there has been no data published on farmer suicides. So the last available data is up to 2015. It's shocking to me that what should be a tragic indicator of this phenomenon we don't even have that information anymore, to assess the crisis. How harmful has this been? P Sainath: Devastatin

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MSP was not 1.5 times the cost of production for most kharif crops during the last 6 agricultural years

period December, 2004 - October, 2006. After the first four reports, the final report prepared by the MS Swaminathan Commission concentrated on the causes behind agrarian distress and the increase in farmer suicides. The final report of the National Commission on Farmers recommended addressing these issues through a holistic national policy for farmers. The revised draft National Policy for Farmers, dated 4 October 2006 said that the twin goals of

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An attempt to understand and contextualise farmer suicides -MS Sriram

-Livemint.com Some perspectives on the issue seem to paper over the problem and get into comparisons There is much discourse on both the issue of agrarian distress and farmer suicides. However, there have been some arguments that seem to paper over the problem and get into comparisons—that the people who committed suicide just happened to be farmers; that they were not poor; that (as argued by Shamika Ravi of Brookings India) the suicide

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Why the farmer suicide debate is counter-productive to understanding India's agrarian crisis? -Roshan Kishore

-Hindustan Times In the discourse on agriculture, for instance, farmer suicides are cited as the biggest proof of the agrarian crisis in the country by a large section. India’s political economy discourse is often a prisoner of the dictum that when there is no theory, there is a conspiracy theory. Corruption, rather than an accentuated cyclical shock after the global financial crisis, combined with the poor governance structures in Ind

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Kerala's alternative to farm loan waivers has lessons for India -Nidheesh MK

-Livemint.com Thanks to the debt relief commission, 11,354 Kerala farmers have benefited from a disbursement of over ?11 crore, and there are no farmer suicides in the state Ernakulam/ Bengaluru: Back in 2006, Kerala came face to face with an explosive situation. Ironically in a state dominated by Communist politicians, farming was dominated by export-oriented cash crops such as rubber and pepper, prices of which had plunged in the global mark

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Farm suicide as an indicator of agrarian crisis should be used with caution

tress? Just like the way in which literacy rate (or say crime rate) in country A is compared to the literacy rate in country B in the standard literature, suicide mortality rate (SMR) of farmers viz. farmer suicides normalised by the population of farmers should be used for comparisons across states and different time points. In a research paper entitled farmer suicides in India: Trends across Major Sta

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Neither freebies nor loan waivers will reduce farmer suicides -Neeraj Kaushal

known and have been reported in the media. (The trends I mention here are from research by Deepankar Basu, Debarshi Das and Kartik Misra published in the Economic and Political Weekly in 2016, ‘farmer suicides in India: Levels and Trends Across Major States, 1995-2011’, https://bit.ly/2Lq2hC6). But they need repeating, as much of the public discourse on farmer suicide is carried out without acknowledging these numbers. In the current di

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Why farms of every type and size have to be climate smart

a large share in gross domestic product (16%) and employment (49%). Poor agricultural performance can lead to high inflation, rural distress, and political restiveness, as recent rural agitations and farmer suicides have shown. An annual review by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), a wing of the agriculture ministry, has said that crops, plantations and livestock in 151 districts, or slightly more than one-fifth of the total distr

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India claims to be self-sufficient in food production but facts say otherwise -Jitendra

on down. The government proudly concluded that the country was not only self-sufficient, but had enough to export. It was, therefore, disturbing that the country had recorded a very high number of farmer suicides and an equally high number of farmer protests in the past two decades. Between 1991 and 2011, over 14 million financially stressed farmers quit farming.   Those who had been on an express agricultural drive, were misled into

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Farm Distress Stands In The Way Of A Fourth Term For The BJP In Chhattisgarh -Shreehari Paliath

r, more than one per day--committed suicide in Chhattisgarh during the last two-and-a-half years till October 30, 2017, The Hindu BusinessLine reported on December 21, 2017. Baloda Bazar reported 210 farmer suicides, second highest in the state. IndiaSpend could not independently verify these data. This number is similar to the number of farmers/cultivators who committed suicide in 2016--as IndiaSpend reported on March 21, 2018, based on a governme

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