Farmer's suicide in Punjab: Urgent need to solve farmer's plight
Dr. Harpreet Kaur Sandhu
Farmers suicide one of the most debatable topic now a day’s which is associated with farmer’s distress, Economic and other social factors. In the past, many farmers committed suicide due to crop failure, natural calamities, lack of other sources of income, technological changes which leads to high input cost, continuous declining of the ground water level, exploitation by arthiyas. There is data analysis conducted by three universities Punjabi University Patiala, Punjab Agricultural University and Guru Nank Dev University shows the rapid increase in the farmer’s suicide. Therefore, in order to bring down the farmer’s suicide some preventative measures has to be taken such as crop insurance, agricultural credit, contract farming, regulatory markets, etc. are the services need to be strengthened.