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Agrarian Crisis in India$
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D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780198069096

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069096.001.0001

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Distress, Debt, and Suicides Among Farmer Households

Distress, Debt, and Suicides Among Farmer Households

Findings from Village Studies in Kerala1

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(p.230) 9 Distress, Debt, and Suicides Among Farmer Households
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Agrarian Crisis in India
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K. N. Nair

Vineetha Menon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198069096.003.0009

This chapter examines agrarian distress, debt, and farmer suicides in three villages in Wayanad and Idukki districts of Kerala. Agriculture and plantations account for about 35 per cent of the total income in both districts and about 50 per cent of the labour force. Since 2000, Wayanad and Idukki faced severe agrarian crisis resulting in farmer suicides. A marked decline in prices of plantation crops such as coffee, tea, pepper, and cardamom was accompanied by a decline in yields due to pests and poor weather conditions. Compounding the situation were trade liberalization, particularly the free trade agreement with Sri Lanka, and declining state support.

Keywords:   Wayanad, Idukki, Kerala, farmers' suicides, farmers, agriculture, plantations, agrarian crisis, debt, trade liberalization

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