Centre should implement land reforms to prevent farmer suicides: Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch -Ritwika Mitra

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published Published on Jan 29, 2020   modified Modified on Oct 2, 2020
-The New Indian Express

Activists said women’s lack of visibility as farmers due to lack of land ownership is not reflected in the farmer suicide numbers published by the states.

NEW DELHI:
The government should implement land reforms on a priority basis in order to prevent farmer suicides, said Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch (MAKAAM), a forum fighting for the rights of women farmers.

Activists said women’s lack of visibility as farmers due to lack of land ownership is not reflected in the farmer suicide numbers published by the states.   

The forum demanded the Centre should announce a package for women in states which are affected by farmer suicides in its upcoming Budget.

The government should come up with a detailed database of women farmers and the suicide affected states and identity certificates should be issued to them to improve policymaking and monitoring, MAKAAM has said in a policy statement.

The various packages rolled out by states in order to combat the agrarian crisis have neglected women from households.

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The New Indian Express, 28 January, 2020, https://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/2020/jan/28/centre-should-implement-land-reforms-to-prevent-farmer-suicides-mahila-kisan-adhikaar-manch-2095605.html


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