Farmers' suicides in India (NIAS Policy Brief No. NIAS/SSc/IHD/U/PB/16/2020)

Pani, Narendar (2020) Farmers' suicides in India (NIAS Policy Brief No. NIAS/SSc/IHD/U/PB/16/2020). Policy Brief. NIAS, Bangalore.

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Abstract: With three lakh farmers committing suicide over the two decades between 1995 and 2014, this phenomenon has emerged as a symbol of the crisis in Indian agriculture. There have been a large number of academic efforts to understand farmers’ suicides in great depth, but they have tended to be divided by the regions they have studied, the methods they have used, and the questions they have raised, with most remaining loyal to their disciplines and ideologies. There have been fewer attempts to piece together a picture that is both comprehensive and sensitive to the complexity of the processes that lead to farmers’ suicides. The Inequality and Human Development Programme at the National Institute of Advanced Studies has tried to develop such a larger picture. The study, supported by Tata Consultancy Services and involving a multidisciplinary team of researchers, linked theory to the empirical picture, using mixed methods from ethnography to primary data, and secondary data.
Item Type: Monograph (Policy Brief)
Keywords: Farmers' suicides, India, Agriculture
Subjects: School of Social Sciences > Economics
School of Social Sciences > Inequality
Programmes > Inequality and Human Development Programme
NIAS Resources > NIAS Policy Brief
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2020 07:21
Last Modified: 18 Feb 2021 10:19
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