Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2016)
Farmer’s suicides in India and judicial view
Author(s): Dr. Jetling Yellosa
Abstract: The farming is very ancient way of occupation in the world. The farmer occupies very pivotal position in the agricultural activity. The farmer is a backbone of any country whether it is developed or developing country may be. The importance of farmers in national development cannot be ignored or separated and in our country around sixty percent of people depend upon the agricultural and allied activities and same percent of national income is generated from this sector. In spite of this the farmers in some part of country have under tremendous strains to due to various reasons like failure of monsoons, heavy debts, poor demand for their produce in market, substandard life styles in villages, heavy competition from fellow farmers from other countries, genetically modified crops, and neglect of successive governments for their welfare. The farming activity is considered as gambling activity as it depends upon various factors like timely arrival of monsoons, generation of investment capital, livestock availability etc., Some segment of farmers due to failure of their crops have attempting suicides across the nation and to stop this tendencies some organizations have approached various judicial authorities. My paper deals with historical perspectives of farmer’s suicides, legal aspects of suicides, landmark judgments on suicides and farmers suicide and judicial stand matters etc.