Farmer Suicides in India and the Weather God

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This paper examines the reasons for farmer suicides in India. Inability to get the right price, crop failures, and insurmountable debt are the factors that may drive the farmers to take this extreme step. A key factor for farmers being unable to get market prices is inefficient agriculture supply chain management. We find that the reasons for inefficient… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.procs.2017.11.335

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