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  • FARMERS SUICIDE By- Manvendra pratap singh Roll no-350
  • Statistics on farmer suicides • On average, one Indian farmer committed suicide every 32 minutes. • Since 2002, this has become one suicide every 30 minutes. • One farmer took his or her life every 53 minutes between 1997 and 2005 in just the States of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and including Chhattisgarh.
  • Reasons for Farmers suicides View slide
  • Over dependence on the monsoons • Break down in the meteorological cycle of rainfall. • 93% of area under dry land farming. Which means, totally dependent on the rainfall. • Lack of proper irrigation 98% of farmers having committed suicides had absolutely no irrigation facilities. View slide
  • Lack of financial support • Out of 17.64 Lakh farmers only (25.3%) farmers could avail institutional finance. • Private money lenders charge high interest rates between 48-60% p.a. • Cooperative sector brought down their interest rates to 7%, even then the farmers are taking loans from the private individuals.
  • The Huffington Post notes • 2009 was the worst figure for farm suicides. • More than 17,368 India farmers killed themselves. • And an increase of 1,172 from the previous year's figure.” Notably, there was also a huge drought in 2009.
  • Conclusion • Provide proper institutional financial support to farmers. • Provide a good crop insurance scheme in cases of crop failure • Provide genuine relief to the affected farmers. • Providing proper irrigation facility and subsidies.
  • THANK YOU