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Farmers Suicide- A Case of Indignity, Non Recognition and Humiliation

Author Affiliations

  • 1 University of Allahabad, Allahabad, INDIA

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 9-14, March,14 (2014)


Prof. Gunnar Myrdal, Nobel Laureate once remarked, ‘It is in the agricultural sector that the battle for long-term economic development will be won or lost’. This subtle remark emphasizes the substantive requirement of agricultural progress as the basis of long-term economic development. Development in general and particularly in agricultural sector has to be sustainable, inclusive and perpetual. However, the irony is that the peasantry which feeds the entire humanity and creates the source for their survival, today themselves faces a crisis of extinction. Farmers suicides represents the most tragic culmination of this crisis. Facing crop failures, drought, lack of easy credit, high input cost etc., farmers are battered by indifferent administration and apathetic political class and slaughtered by a three pronged attack of indignity, non recognition and humiliation.


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