Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika, volume 37 issue 3 (september 2022) : 232-236

Suicide of Farmer and Farm Workers Amid COVID-19 in India: A Review

R.H. Raghavendra, R. Anil Kumar, H. Shakunthala
1Department of Commerce and Economics, Government First Grade College Shiralakoppa, Shivamogga-577 428, Karnataka, India.
  • Submitted17-01-2022|

  • Accepted14-07-2022|

  • First Online 24-08-2022|

  • doi 10.18805/BKAP434

Cite article:- Raghavendra R.H., Kumar Anil R., Shakunthala H. (2022). Suicide of Farmer and Farm Workers Amid COVID-19 in India: A Review. Bhartiya Krishi Anusandhan Patrika. 37(3): 232-236. doi: 10.18805/BKAP434.
The purpose of the study is to examine the current scenario of farmers’ suicide in India. Farmer suicides in India refer to the national catastrophe of farmers committing suicide since the 1990s. The farmers’ suicide rate in India had ranged between 1.4 and 1.8 per 100,000 total population, over a 10-year period through 2005, however the corona virus disease (COVID-19) has impacted not only physical health but also mental health and wellbeing globally. These impacts can be critically higher among marginalized individuals and populations like farmers and agricultural laborers in India. While most of them live in poor socioeconomic conditions, recent psychosocial challenges due to the COVID-19 lockdown had brought endless suffering in their lives. In this way, presentstudy depicts about farmers and farm workers suicide amind COVID 19 India has been discussed.

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