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Taking Stock: Agrarian distress in India – poor Indian farmers, suicides and government

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Abstract:

Between 1996 and 2006 150,000 Indian farmers committed suicide. This article examines the phenomenon and asks whether high-input crops such as GM cotton, microfinance or other factors are to blame. It proposes some solutions that might reduce risk for farmers and mitigate their overindebtedness.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3362/1755-1986.2011.003

Publication date: March 1, 2011

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