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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1560-1565
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.178


Farmer Suicides: Consequences and Coping Mechanism in the Deceased Families
B. Rajani1*, I. Sreenivasa Rao2, M. Sreenivasulu3 and K.B. Suneetha Devi4
1Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, PJTS Agricultural University, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2Extension Education Institute, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
3Department of Agricultural Extension, College of Agriculture, PJTSAU, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
4Department of Agronomy, College of Agriculture, Jagityal, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present research study was carried out with an exploratory design of social research. As Telangana state stands in second position in occurrence of farmer suicides in India, Telangana state was purposively selected for the study. In the state, Warangal and Karimnagar districts were selected purposively based on highest number of suicides. From each district 50 deceased families were selected randomly and the data was collected from deceased families by conducting detailed interview and through Focussed Group Discussion with public representatives, progressive farmers, neighbours and extension personnel in the study area. Findings of the study revealed that the negative consequences faced by the deceased farmer families after the suicides were lack of financial help/aid, pressure of repayment of loan, converted to agriculture labour, left agriculture, severe mental stress etc. Further the positive consequences include continuing the agriculture by the spouses or children, received widow pension and compensation. The coping mechanisms followed by the families of deceased farmer were Social assistance from villagers/ neighbours/ relatives, Converted to labour, Borrowing from money lenders, Reducing daily and marriage expenses, Migration to metros for work, Land sold out, Stopped education of children etc. Other motivating factors that gave a push to move on with life were receiving compensation and widow pension, love for children, sole responsibility of the family, active involvement in the family and faith in god.


Keywords: Farmer suicide, Deceased farmer, Consequences of farmer suicides, Coping mechanism
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Rajani, B., I. Sreenivasa Rao, M. Sreenivasulu and Suneetha Devi, K.B. 2018. Farmer Suicides: Consequences and Coping Mechanism in the Deceased Families.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1560-1565. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.178