Indebtedness, impoverishment and suicides in rural Punjab

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StatementK. Gopal Iyer and Mehar Singh Manick.
GenreCase studies.
ContributionsManick, Mehar Singh.
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LC ClassificationsHV6548.I52 P865 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination152 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL167841M
ISBN 108173411255
LC Control Number99945027
OCLC/WorldCa43317701

Abstract Suicides by cultivators and agricultural labourers have been reported in Punjab since the mid s. This paper argues that this unprecedented phenomenon is caused by a multi- dimensional.

Punjab 28 Distribution of suicide by means adopted in (All India) 29 Distribution of suicide by causes 30 Size of operational holding in Punjab () 34 Agriculture surpluses (Income — domestic expenditure) 34 Distribution of household consumer expenditure in rural Punjab 35 Indebtedness of Punjab.

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Shergill, H.S() “Rural credit and indebtedness in Punjab” Arihant print n graphics, Indebtedness. Shiva Vandana and Kunwar Jalees () “Farmer suicide in India” book published by. Since the nationalisation of banks and the green revolution, institutional credit for agriculture has grown in Punjab.

But the growth had not been uniform and in line with the demand for such credit. Indebtedness has also increased in the state, but a large part of the debt has been for non-productive purposes. Indebtedness incidence of suicides in Punjab. Among the victim farmers, about 79% were small farmers cultivating up to two hectares of land.

The high debt burden was the primary reason behind 75% of farmer suicides. According to a report of seven districts in the state, the debt-related suicide. He was a consultant to the Punjab State Farmers Commission for about 30 years.

He says, “Punjab’s farmers, Punjab’s scientists, and Punjab’s government took the Green Revolution forward. We fixed the food deficit and made the country self-sufficient.” Punjab. Drought leads to drastic cut in agricultural production, farmer’s suicides, migration, water scarcity, starvation, malnutrition, poverty, poor health and education, cattle food grain scarcity, etc.

Book Reviews Sohal, Sukhdev Singh (), Credit, Rural Debt and The Punjab Peasantry (), (Amritsar: Guru Nanak Dev University), pp. VII+, price Rs ISBN Peasant indebtedness and agrarian distress have been a recurring theme of discussion in Punjab. Indebtedness, Impoverishment and Sui-cides in Rural Punjab by K.G.

Iyer and M.S. Manick. Indian Publishers’ Distri-butors, Delhi. Pages +Appendix II.

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Iyer G, Manick MS () Indebtedness, impoverishment and suicides in rural Punjab. India Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi Google Scholar Johl Committee I () Report of expert committee on diversification of agriculture in Punjab.

Government of Punjab (), Report of the Expert Committee on Diversification of Agriculture in Punjab, Chandigarh: Government of Punjab. Iyer, K. Gopal and M.S.

Manick () Indebtedness, Impoverishment and Suicides in Rural Punjab. The book under review is a study of one of the aspects of the agrarian crisis in India, in the aftermath of suicides in rural Punjab.

In recent decades, the number of farmers who have committed suicide has been estimated at more thanmost of them in Maharashtra, Punjab, and Andhra Pradesh. Abstract Farmers’ suicides have been a serious issue over the last three decades in Punjab and also in other states.

Much debate has concentrated on the economic factors, especially debt. This article makes sociological observations of Durkheim in the context of Punjab’s society and culture that may help us see the other side of the problem.

Tribune News Service Chandigarh, September 28 As many as 65 farmers have committed suicide across Punjab ever since the three agriculture Acts were first announced as.

found to be % in Punjab.6 However, the picture of the exact number of suicides in Punjab is yet to emerge clear. 7 A study done by Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU-Ekta) shows that between and13, farmers committed suicide.

The major reasons turn out to be increased indebtedness. Debt and Death in Rural India is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mids up to Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors ranging from.

- Buy Debt and Death in Rural India: The Punjab Story book online at best prices in India on Read Debt and Death in Rural India: The Punjab Story book reviews & Author: Aman Sidhu.

Debt and Death in Rural India is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mids up to Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors ranging from Author: Aman Sidhu, Inderjit Singh Jaijee.

The late s witnessed an emergency of debt-driven suicides and rapid indebtedness that had taken hold of the countryside across the nation. Being the epicentre, the Green Revolution in Punjab. A study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mids up to Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors ranging from central to state policies and critically.

Debt and Death in Rural India is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mids up to Based on comprehensive original research work, it examines various factors Reviews: 1.

[The book] deals with the issues related to the agrarian crisis and farmer suicides in a most comprehensive way The book is well rounded as it has chapter on the behavioural and social. This paper deals with other forms of over-indebtedness, examining the daily indebtedness of poor rural households in Tamil Nadu.

In the villages examined, debt does not necessarily lead to the dramatic situations observed amongst cotton farmers or microfinance clients, but it can be nevertheless a source of impoverishment. INTRODUCTION. The recent rise in suicides among the rural population in Punjab and in India, in general, has received a considerable amount of media attention, as well as academic analysis.[1,2,3] While the majority of suicides are males, female suicide.

A quiet and disturbing book, Those Who Did Not Die by Ranjana Padhi foregrounds the slow and gradual destruction of a life-world, agrarian Punjab, in all its tragic detail. Sustained by a spirit of deep empathy, it captures the hopeless yet poignant dignity of those who have to reckon with and live beyond their loved one’s suicide.

Iyer, K. Gopal and Mehar Singh Manick, (): "Indebtedness Impoverishment and Suicides in Rural Punjab", Indian Publishers and Distributors, Delhi. Jain, Varinder, (): "Other Side of 'Growth' Emerging Health Concerns in Punjab" eSS Commentary/Punjab.

Economic factors such as indebtedness, crop failures, and acute financial loss or responsibility (e.g., marriage in family) were significantly associated with farmers' suicides in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and rural Punjab.[9,10] A qualitative study from Vidarbha region revealed that farmers perceived debt, addiction, environmental problems.

The book is a must-read for anyone interested in understanding the nature and severity of the agrarian crisis in Punjab.

Since the study pertains tothere is value in undertaking another survey of. This book is a study of farmer suicides in rural Punjab from the mids up to Based on original research work, it examines various factors ranging from central to state policies and critically.

A quiet and disturbing book, Those Who Did Not Die by Ranjana Padhi foregrounds the slow and gradual destruction of a life-world, agrarian Punjab, in all its tragic detail.

Sustained by a spirit of deep empathy, it captures the hopeless yet poignant dignity of those who have to reckon with and live beyond their loved one’s suicide.

Punjab agriculture has made rapid strides since independence. Peasant proprietor dominance of the agrarian structure, early completion of consolidation of holdings, state’s role in creation of irrigation facilities and a hard working peasantry are some of the factors which contributed towards early progress.

After adoption of new agricultural technology in the mid s Punjab.

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Indebtedness, farmer suicides, Punjab’s farmer is facing a lot of struggles. According to our research done in on indebtedness among farmers and agricultural labourers in rural Punjab.Rural indebtedness has touched Rs 35, crore and, worse, 3, debt-ridden farmers have committed suicide in the last eight years.

Economists are also relating the suicides with high illiteracy.