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Contribution to Book
Economic Reforms, Small Farmer Economy and Agrarian Crisis
Agrarian Crisis and Farmers’ Suicides (2010)
  • D. Narasimha Reddy
  • Srijit Mishra, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research

This paper focuses attention on the ‘agrarian crisis’ with particular attention to small-marginal farmers and the associated resource and institutional constraints that have been on the rise since the initiation of economic reforms. The first section discusses growing marginalization and the constraints on small farms. The second section analyses some of the reforms in agriculture and their impact in a political economy framework. The third section analyses the nature and dimensions of farmers’ indebtedness problem. The fourth section examines the deterioration of the livelihood of small-marginal farmers. The fifth section analyses the nature and dimensions of farmers’ suicides. The sixth section briefly refers to the need for small-marginal farmer collectives. And the last section refers to some hopeful in the direction of farmers’ collective.

  • Agrarian crisis,
  • farmers' suicides,
  • indebtedness,
  • marginalization,
  • small-marginal farmers
Publication Date
R. S. Deshpande and Saroj Arora
Land Reforms in India
Citation Information
D. Narasimha Reddy and Srijit Mishra. "Economic Reforms, Small Farmer Economy and Agrarian Crisis" New DelhiAgrarian Crisis and Farmers’ Suicides Vol. 12 (2010)
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