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Extreme rains lead to more rural Farmer Suicides than droughts: Study -Jayashree Nandi

-Hindustan Times The international study includes data from Indian rural areas while measuring the impact of some weather events on suicides. Not only drought but flooding or even extreme rainfall leading to excess water availability is linked to higher cases of suicides among those above the age of 15 years in rural areas, a new study has suggested. In an analysis of 9,456 suicides between 2001 and 2013 in randomly selected rural areas,...

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Farmer Suicides in Maharashtra, 2001-2018: Trends across Marathwada and Vidarbha -Dnyandev Talule

-Economic and Political Weekly Farmer Suicides are an unfortunate result of the agrarian distress plaguing the rural economy of many states of the country. Marathwada and Vidarbha regions in Maharashtra have recorded very high numbers of Farmer Suicides, and an attempt to calculate the number of suicides and the suicide mortality rate is the first step towards gaining an in-depth understanding of the prevalence and seriousness of the issue. An analysis...

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Ground Report: Why Farmer Suicides in Telangana continue unabated -G Ram Mohan By not including tenant farmers in ambit of its schemes, the state government is leaving marginalised farmers in the lurch Suryapet (Telangana): Remembering how her husband died five years ago, and the hardships she has faced since, 45-year-old B. Saidamma is reduced to tears. Her husband, B. Bhadrayya from Bhaktalapuram village in Penpahad mandal of Telangana’s Suryapet district, died by suicide after he was unable to pay back a Rs 5...

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Women are the single largest exclusion in India's Farmer Suicides data: P Sainath

-PTI Statistics for female Farmer Suicides are "complete rubbish" as the discussion on women victims of agrarian crisis often becomes a discussion of their role as widows of male farmers, he said. New Delhi: Tens of thousands of women get excluded from the Farmer Suicides data in the country just because they are never considered as farmers, senior journalist-cum-agriculture expert P Sainath said on Friday. Delivering his valedictorian address at the XVI National...

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Centre should implement land reforms to prevent Farmer Suicides: Mahila Kisan Adhikaar Manch -Ritwika Mitra

-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...

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