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Assessing the Reasons Behind Farmers' Suicide and Identifying the Application of Improved Agricultural Supply Chain as a Solution

Author(s):

Anand Jaiswal , IIT (BHU), Varanasi; Cherian Samuel, IIT (BHU), Varanasi; Manish Kumar, IIT (BHU), Varanasi; Saurabh, IIT (BHU), Varanasi

Keywords:

Farmers’ Suicide, Agricultural Supply Chain Network, Supply Chain, Storage and Logistics

Abstract

India is a fast growing and most promising economy in the world. A major workforce of the country is involved in agricultural sector which significantly contributes to the economy of the nation. Still a lot of ambiguity is involved in the system that leads to the distress conditions of the agricultural workers specially farmers. Various governing laws of agricultural marketing, inadequate storage and distribution, loss of crops and other related issues cause a poorer price realization to the farmers of the country. According to various literatures, suicidal tendencies and mental illness is directly linked with the economic crisis and this can be seen with the facts and data related to farmers’ suicide in the country. Farmers’ suicide has been a serious concern for the country from the previous decades. The government and various organizations are putting efforts to decrease the suicide rate among farmers but still not a major breakthrough has been observed. This paper closely studies the current situations and reasons behind the farmers’ suicide in India. A survey based approach has been used to understand the root cause of farmers’ distress. The study also frames out the government support and efforts for agricultural growth in the country. Paper explicate the working of agricultural supply chain management in the country and suggest strategies to improvise the agricultural supply chain network in order to reduce the indebt conditions of farmers’ which is the main cause behind the farmers’ suicide..

Other Details

Paper ID: COMETP003
Published in: Conference 3 : COMET 2016
Publication Date: 17/01/2016
Page(s): 10-17

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