Why Farmers Quit? | Land Portal

Resource information

Date of publication: 
June 2017
Resource Language: 
License of the resource: 


This study on farmers’ suicides is done by Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) through its local partner the Baitarani Initiative. This study was attempted to understand if farmers’ suicides were just a desperate reaction to events like droughts and crop loss or there were more fundamental roots.

This study explores whether it is a failure of the state in providing relief to the farmers or its policies which have driven them to such a desperate situation in a slow and steady manner.

The study is also aimed at developing a comprehensive understanding of farmers’ suicides in Odisha, through the cases of 30 farmers, who either committed suicide or empted it.

This report tries to provide compelling queries and experiences that were gathered during the process of this study.

Authors and Publishers

Author(s), editor(s), contributor(s): 

Pranab R. Choudhury, Tapan K. Padhi, Arman Mohanty, Akshaya Kumar Samal, Sreya Mozumdar, Gayatri Mahar

Indo-Global Social Service Society logo

Indo-Global Social Service Society (IGSSS) is a non-profit organisation working with the mandate for a humane social order based on truth, justice, freedom and equity. Established in 1960, IGSSS works for development, capacity building and enlightenment of the vulnerable communities across the country for their effective participation in development.

Data provider

NRMC is a technical and managerial advisory firm in the development sector that provides evidence-based solutions for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development. 

Established in 2004, NRMC is engaged in creating impactful solutions that make a difference to the society. We achieve results at scale by catalyzing partnership with clients and communities. We believe in ethical business, nurturing talent to be courageous to push the limits of knowledge and discovering new ways of doing things.

Share this page