ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Papesh K Lenka

Small Farmers’ Suicide in Odisha

The changes in Odisha’s agriculture made paddy production a losing proposition, especially for the small farmers who leased in land. Substantial decline in farm income caused by exploitative land lease arrangements, denial of access to a regulated market, crop failures, increased cost of cultivation, and indebtedness pushed these farmers into severe economic hardship and an inhospitable social environment, which ultimately led to their suicides.