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A Solution to Farmer Suicides & Loan Waivers

48 Pages Posted: 29 Jun 2017  

Rahul Prakash Deodhar

University of Mumbai

Date Written: June 28, 2017


The issues of farmer suicides and loan waivers are a manifestation of the failures at both policy and execution level. This paper argues that these are symptom of failure of agricultural economics and examines the reasons for it. The paper further proposes a solution - a Smart Agriculture Management System (SAMS) and supporting mechanisms to make agricultural economics work for the farmer.

Keywords: Farmer Suicides, Agriculture, Loan Waivers, Farming, Agricultural Economics

JEL Classification: Q, Q00, Q10,Q16, O13, O3

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Deodhar, Rahul Prakash, A Solution to Farmer Suicides & Loan Waivers (June 28, 2017). Available at SSRN:

Rahul Deodhar (Contact Author)

University of Mumbai ( email )

Mumbai, 400 019

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