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2012 SERP study of beneficieries of 421 GO

While there is pressure on the government to recognise the farmer suicides and support the affected families under 421 GO, the study done by Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty (SERP) in 2012 shows that the situation of the families with this meagre support it self has not made much difference in the lives of the people. This is one of the largest sample study ever done. Download the reports. Farmer_Suicide data lr. to Dist. Collectors on farmers suicides (1) Report on Farmers suicide v4 Total District Abstracts

The debt story less told

The Hindu, February 12, 2015, by K P Prabhakaran Nair http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/the-debt-story-less-told/article6887610.ece Small and marginal farmers in rainfed regions are trapped in a losing battle with agriculture — and with life The lot of the poor Indian farmer keeps deteriorating with the passage of time. According to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) data released on December 19, 2014, during the last decade, the bloated debt of Indian agricultural households increased almost 400 per cent Even the number of heavily indebted households has steeply increased during this period. The report is titled Situation Assessment Survey of Agricultural Households in India, and is based on a national survey covering 35,000 households during […]

In Telangana, caught between life and debt

Ravi’s wife Yadamma now works as a farm labourer to support her sons. (Source: Harsha Vadlamani) Written by Sreenivas Janyala | Karimnagar |Posted: November 20, 2014 4:30 am On the night of July 4, Korishala Ravi stepped out of his house that is right across a branch of the State Bank of Hyderabad in Kodakandla village of Medak district in Telangana. The 35-year-old farmer had applied for a loan to the branch three times but his plea was rejected each time, forcing him to turn to moneylenders. Few hours later, not too far away from the bank branch, he was found dead, his body hanging from a tree. Ravi’s village […]

Does ‘No Pesticide’ Reduce Suicides?

Lakshmi Vijayakumar SNEHA and Voluntary Health Services, Adyar, Chennai, India,dr_svk@vsnl.com R. Satheesh-Babu Mamata Medical College, Khammam, India Abstract Introduction: Ingestion of pesticides is the most common method of suicide, particularly in China, Sri Lanka and India. Reported pesticide suicides in India numbered 22,000 in the year 2006.z Method: Four villages in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India that had stopped using chemical pesticides in favour of non-pesticide management (NPM) were visited to assess any change in suicide incidence before and after discontinuation of chemical pesticides. Four similar villages in the same region that continued to use chemical pesticides were used as controls for comparison. Results: In the pesticide-free villages […]

Farmers Suicides Telangana

List of Farmers Suicides in Telangana state since 2nd June, 2014 141010 TELANGANA FARMER SUICIDES

Vidharba: Massive response to ‘‘Samwad Yatra” – Distressed Farmers urged Govt. and Civil society to look at Despair

Wanjari(vidarbha)-10th September 2013 VJAS  Activists  in agrarian crisis hit  Vidarbha region today started first phase of  a three-day rally, called“Samvad Yatra”, fromTuesday to counsel farmers who are on the verge of mental collapse after the monsoon ravaged their fields received massive response in crisis  ridden village from farmers ,local leaders ,farm widows and hundreds SHG farmers wives ,urging Govt. and civil society to communicate to us  and provide healing touch to these 3 million dying farmers as they are not keen in any special packages as they need restoration right to live with dignity and respect  as region is facing complete social and economic failure ,all emotions and hardships  are being documented and […]

2/3rd of farm suicides take place in 4 cotton-growing States

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/industry-and-economy/agri-biz/23rd-of-farm-suicides-take-place-in-4-cottongrowing-states/article4889182.ece K. V. Kurmanath Ads by Google Asian Paints Service – A Range Of Exciting Specialty Finishes For Your Walls. Know More! www.asianpaintshomesolutions.com Hyderabad, July 6:   Two of every three farm suicides in the country seem to be taking place in four States where cotton is cultivated, mainly dryland areas. Last year, 68 per cent of all the 13,754 farm suicides took place in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh, indicating that perhaps financial stress was the reason. About 70 per cent of cotton farming in these four States is done on dry-land. Agricultural scientists say that dryland is not suitable for water-intensive crops such as cotton. Farmers […]

Four cotton growing states records 68% of the Farmers Suicides: NCRB 2012 data shows

National Crime Records Bureau Report-2012 shows increasing agrarian crisis in Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra The latest report of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) shows that the total farmers suicides recorded during the year 2012 were 2,84,694 in the last eighteen years. NCRB started documenting the ‘Farmers Suicides’ as a separate category under self employed from 1995 onwards. Four states Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Madhya Pradesh which are predominantly growing cotton in rainfed conditions records 68% of the farmers’ suicides. The two major states Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh have shown increase of 13% and 17% respectively compared over last year and together account for 46% of the total farmers’ suicides.

Farmers’ suicide rates soar above the rest

P. Sainath http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/columns/sainath/farmers-suicide-rates-soar-above-the-rest/article4725101.ece Suicide rates among Indian farmers were a chilling 47 per cent higher than they were for the rest of the population in 2011. In some of the States worst hit by the agrarian crisis, they were well over 100 per cent higher. The new Census 2011 data reveal a shrinking farmer population. And it is on this reduced base that the farm suicides now occur. Apply the new Census totals to the suicide data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and the results are grim. Sample: A farmer in Andhra Pradesh is three times more likely to commit suicide than anyone else in the country, excluding […]

Over 2,000 fewer farmers every day

P. SAINATH The mistaken notion that the 53 per cent of India’s population dependent on agriculture are all farmers lead many to dismiss the country’s massive farmers’ suicides as trivial. Photo: AP The Hindu TOPICS demographics population and census economy, business and finance agriculture The mistaken notion that the 53 per cent of India’s population ‘dependent on agriculture’ are all ‘farmers’ leads many to dismiss the massive farmers’ suicides as trivial There are nearly 15 million farmers (‘Main’ cultivators) fewer than there were in 1991. Over 7.7 million less since 2001, as the latest Census data show. On average, that’s about 2,035 farmers losing ‘Main Cultivator’ status every single day for the last […]

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