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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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Exclusion errors: Decoding the female face of agricultural crisis -Swasti Pachauri

-Down to Earth Without empowering women in farming by recognising them as farmers and giving them land rights, agriculture can’t be sustained and so can’t the economy In Maharashtra’s 2019 Assembly elections, the Vidarbha constituencies presented interesting trends. The region is important politically not just for the stalwarts who contest from there, but also for the development issues it represents. More than three lakh farmers have committed suicide in India between 1991 and...

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Farmer suicide rate sees marginal decline in 2018, concerns remain -Sharan Poovanna & Shaswati Das * 10,349 farmers and agricultural labourers killed themselves in 2018 compared with 10,655 in the previous year * In 2015, the government published elaborate data on Farmer Suicides, including reasons for suicides BENGALURU/ NEW DELHI: A total of 10,349 farmers and agricultural labourers committed suicide in 2018, a marginal dip from the 10,655 cases in the year before, home ministry data showed. According to National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) data on accidental deaths...

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