They are forced to kill themselves after they find they find they cannot take it anymore.
And it has been happening for long, giving rise to studies, claims, counterclaims, lines of thoughts and the rampant politicking (obviously, with the inherent political apathy).
And the triggers are many.
No monsoon, erratic rains, ill-timed rains, low yield, high output (and low prices), state policies, social evils, and the cost of existing in the society!
They are killed by the nature.
They are killed by the man.
Like the spate of farm suicides now, adding to the toll of the year gone by!
In an economy, that has been famously agrarian, with agriculture witnessing a consistent downward slip in its contribution to the Indian GDP!
From some 60%, agriculture’s share in Indian economy has come down to some 15%, but not the haunting ghosts of farm suicide.
The discourse over farm suicides has got deeper, with sensitivities on the flow, trying to counter and sensitize the apathy.
Farmers continued to commit suicide in this economy that is projected to surpass the economies of Japan and Germany taken together.
©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/