Farmers Suicide a perspectiveFarmers Suicide a perspective

Submitted / Updated On: Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Written By: Rajiv Krishna Saxena | Hits since Feb 1, 2014: 5798

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Farmerís suicide issue is a burning one in India. Opposition parties always severely criticize the party in power, whosoever it is, on this issue. Fact of the matter as discussed in this short article is that Indian farmers commit suicide at a much lower rate that other Indian citizens and from farmers in advanced countries like USA. The idea of this article is not to condone the suicide by Indian farmers, but is to point out that the issue has become more of a political scoring point rather than a genuine issue of the farmers. No society howsoever affluent can ever completely stop suicides by its citizens, and Indian farmers like any other group of workers, are not an exception in this regard. If anything, suicide rate amongst Indian farmers is much smaller than other groups of citizens. Rajiv Krishna Saxena
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