The essays, based on the research and analyses conducted by academics from different parts of the country, examine the reasons for the growing agrarian crisis and increasing incidences of farmers' suicides in specific regions of the country. They take into account regional discrepancies in agricultural growth and implementation of policies in specific areas. In doing that, they also bring to light the various types of farm sector distress, which, in turn, leads to a better understanding of the whole situation. The compilation also attempts to define a systematic policy line.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 460
Weight: 640 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 30 mm
[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 issues...The Editors put forth a very robust "Introduction" and balance it with "The Way Forward" at the end.-- Economic & Political Weekly
Deshpande and Saroj Arora, editors of the volume, discuss the pros and cons of various options and suggest what needs to be done for ending the present agrarian crisis. Overall, this well-edited and well-organised volume has plenty of material relating to agriculture in general and the agrarian crisis in particular. Researchers and policymakers are sure to find it immensely useful.-- The Hindu
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