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The farmer is most important people for the society since the beginning of civilization. We all depend upon agriculture to meet our requirement of food. We get our food because the farmer grows crops and carries the agricultural activities. Though, they feed the entire humanity, their life conditions are far from satisfactory.
Have you ever imagined how tough is the life of a farmer? He works very hard day and night in all seasons. During summer, they work under the heat of the sun. During winter season, they get wet while ploughing the field inspite of that they carry on their hard work in dull and cold weather. The farmer earns money only by selling his crops. He remains happy if the crops are good. But, if the crops fail, then his life becomes miserable.
There is no end of sufferings in the life of a famer because even if there is abnormal increase in production homogeneously at all places then the selling price of the crops goes down and the excess crops get wasted which leads to immense loss to the poor farmers and their hard work goes in vein.
Another disappointing thing is most of the farmers of our country are illiterate. They can’t read or write. Since they are not educated, they are unaware of their legitimate rights. They are often cheated by money-lenders.
Very sadly they have little education and awareness about the benefits of maintaining a good hygienic environment that is another reason why most of the farmers have ill health.
- In 2014, The national crime records bureau of India reported 5,650 farmer suicides 5,178 were males and 472 were females.
- It accounts for 4.3% of the total suicides in India.
- Out of the total farmers committing suicides 8.4% are female and 91.6% are male.
- Maharashtra is the epicentre of these suicides, with over 10,000 recorded between 2011 and 2013.
- It is said that every planting season, the farmers are forced to buy seeds,increasing poverty and indebtedness which compels them to commit suicide.
- As of 2017, farmer suicides have occurred in large numbers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand.
- - Indebtedness/bankruptcy (21.5%)
- - Family problems (20%)
- - Farming related issues (16.8%)
- - Illness (13.2%)
- - Drug abuse/alcoholism (4.8%)
- - As of 2017, farmer suicides have occurred in large numbers in Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orissa and Jharkhand.
- - Farms are confiscated due to inability to pay back high interest loans.
- - Harrasment of the family by corrupt money lenders.
- - Children sometimes lose both parents to suicide. Leaving their education in between.
- - It causes a lot of psychological distress to family.
- - The families move from farm labour to permanent labour.
- - This also leads to child labour.
- - Immediate compensation of crop failure.
- - Effective crop insurance to cover all crops and all farmers.
- - Profitable prices, direct procurement from farmers.
- - Modify export/import policies and tarrifs in favour of indian farmers.
- - Bank credit to all farmers with adequate scale of finance.
- - Seed support, manure, cost of cultivation can be provided.
- - Interest free loan and free health insurance services should also be provided.