ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Agrarian Distress and Possible Alleviatory Steps

Suicide by Farmers in Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab have been rocked by the suicides of a large number of farmers, posing a serious challenge to policy-makers. This paper attempts to identify the agro-economic situations faced by the farming community, as well as other factors, as reflected by the case studies of the suicide victims, and to suggest remedial measures to avert such tragedies in future.

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