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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:7, July, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 1692-1700

Farmer’s Suicide: Causes and Sustainable Technological Interventions for Prevention of Suicides
P. Arunkumar1*, B.C. Hanumanthaswamy2, Pradeep Gopakkali2 and R. Nagaraja1
1KVK, Shivamogga, India Dept. of Agronomy, UAHS, Shivamogga, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

A total of 15 victim families belonging to Shikaripura and Shivamogga taluks of Shivamogga district of Karnataka were interviewed. The data collected was analysed using descriptive statistics. Most of the suicided farmers were 73.33 per cent belongs to medium level of age group. Majority of suicided farmers 60.00 per cent were having medium level of education. The marital status was married for all the suicided farmers and 66.67 per cent of suicided farmers were marginal farmers (< 2.5 acre). It was found that 53.33 per cent suicided farmers belonged to the medium level income group. Majority of suicided farmers had farming experience more than 10 years. It was observed that 86.66 per cent of the farmers purchased the inputs from private firms. It is very clear that failure of crops was the major reason for farmers commit suicide that is 80.00 per cent and a high debt burden 73.33 per cent was found to be the major risk factor for suicide. Further, revealed that 66.66 per cent of the farmers were sucided due to the financial stress and followed by 60.00 per cent of the farmers suicided because they were getting lowest market price. Recommended suitable intervention of technologies to overcome problems, integrated farming system, intercropping and Promotion of vegetables like French bean, tomato and chilli in ginger growing areas. The technology interventions on integrated farming system, water management through drip irrigation and sprinkler irrigation, entrepreneurship development activities among rural youth, rural women and farmers, timely awareness programmes on improved cultivation practices on different crops based on season and market and also skill development programmes are needed for rural youths, farmers and women for higher net returns with lesser cost of production, there by the economic status of the farmers will be improved and automating suicidal cases will be avoided.

Keywords: Farmer suicides, IFS, Intervention of technologies, Farmers training

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Arunkumar, P., B.C. Hanumanthaswamy, Pradeep Gopakkali and Nagaraja, R. 2018. Farmer’s Suicide: Causes and Sustainable Technological Interventions for Prevention of Suicides.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 1692-1700. doi:
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