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The Aftermath of Farmer Suicides in Survivor Families of Maharashtra

Publisher: Economic and Political Weekly

How do survivors cope in the aftermath of a farmer suicide in their family? Detailed interviews with around 30 families in various villages of Nanded district, Maharashtra reveal that surviving family members battle with themselves and society to overcome impediments of all sorts for their basic existence. What emerges is a pressing need for a policy framework that focuses on these individuals by supporting them through alternative livelihood, education, and nutrition programmes.

Author(s): Pravin Ghunnar, Antra Hakhu | Views(300)

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