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Farmer Suicides

Farmer Suicides



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Published by Mayank Jain
A critical analysis into farmer suicides in India
A critical analysis into farmer suicides in India

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Published by: Mayank Jain on Jul 14, 2008
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Suicide of Farmers in Maharashtra
(Submitted to the Government of Maharashtra)
Srijit Mishra
Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
26 January 2006
Suicide of Farmers in Maharashtra
List of Tables v
List of Figures vi
List of Boxes vi
Acknowledgements vii
Acronyms viii1 Introduction 11.1 Background 11.2 Review of Issues 11.3 Objectives of the Study 41.4 Method of Study 41.5 The Three Selected Districts 61.6 Organization of the Study 82 Agrarian Scenario and Related Issues 92.1 Introduction 92.2 Gross Value Addition in Agriculture 92.3 Agricultural Production 112.3.1 Production: Area and Yield Effects, 1990-1 to 2002-3 112.3.2 Cropping Pattern Changes, 1990-1 to 2002-3 132.3.3 Availability of Water 152.3.4 Cotton Scenario in Maharashtra, 2004-5 152.4 Cost of Production 172.5 Other Issues in Land, Labour and Credit 202.5.1 Capital Formation in Agriculture 202.5.2 Operational Holdings 212.5.3 Ratio of Agricultural Labourers to Cultivators, 2001 212.5.4 Credit Scenario in Rural Maharashtra 222.6 Focus group Discussions 242.7 Public Interventions: The Maharashtra Employment Guarantee Scheme 282.8 Conclusions 293 Suicide Scenario in Maharashtra 313.1 Introduction 313.2 Recent Suicide Trends and Patterns in Maharashtra 313.2.1 Trends in Suicide Mortality Rates 313.2.2 Age-Specific Suicide Mortality Rates 333.2.3 Education-wise and Marital Status wise Suicide Mortality Rates 353.2.4 Cause wise Distribution of Suicides 363.2.5 Distribution of Methods of Committing Suicides 383.2.6 Occupation wise Distribution of Suicides 393.3 Suicide Mortality Rate for Farmers 403.4 Conclusion 434 Probing Suicide Deaths: A Micro Analysis 454.1 Introduction 454.2 Basic Particulars of the Deceased Individual 45 iii

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