Farmers’ Suicides in Marathwada Region (India):Understanding Causes and Remedies.

Tuesday, 17 July 2018: 18:06
Oral Presentation
Dilip KHAIRNAR, Deogiri College, Aurangabad(M.S.), India
Kiran KHARAT, Deogiri College, Aurangabad, India
Farmers from Marathwada region (India) are in a very stressful conditions. The increase in number of suicides every year leads to the introspective analysis of the problem. Suicide is not related to biological or cosmic phenomena, but a social phenomenon that consists of family, political , economical, social and religious groups. We found various reasons for the suicides of the farmers in Marathwada region like- Frequent droughts, economic crises, debt, health issues, and family responsibilities, changes in the government policies, alcohol addiction, low produce prices and poor irrigation facilities are among some of the common factors that contribute to farmer suicides in Marathwada. In this report, we also suggest four important remedies for the suicide prevention -Supply of farming aids, improved traits of seeds, the potential market for the farm products and education and counselling facilities for the social values and well-equipped gramsabha.