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Picture of Agrarian Crisis

Agrarian Crisis

Farmers’ Suicides in Warangal District

Author(s): Emmadi Naveen Kumar

Book Description

India is among the fastest developing countries of the world. However, a major percentage of its population (60 to 70%) still depends on agriculture and its allied activities. Though many policies have been introduced to enhance its agriculture sector, it still faces a lot of challenges. In recent times the state of Andhra Pradesh, one of the major food grain producing states, has had the highest number of farmer suicides in the country, with Warangal witnessing the highest number amongst the districts in the state. This book attempts to figure out the various socio-economic reasons behind the agrarian crisis prevailing in that district and suggests some remedies to control the situation.


ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4040-8
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4040-8
Date of Publication: 01/09/2012
Pages / Size: 105 / A5
Price: £39.99


Emmadi Naveen Kumar is currently a Doctoral Fellow at the University of Hyderabad. His areas of interest include agricultural economics, and he has worked on several projects such as the agrarian crisis in Andhra Pradesh, funded by the RBI (Reserve Bank of India); a UNICEF project on migration in India; other projects on food security; and the MGNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act).