Study Highlights Dismal Condition Of Women Farmers

Study Highlights Dismal Condition Of Women Farmers

by The Daily Eye Team March 8 2017, 4:32 pm Estimated Reading Time: 0 mins, 29 secs

A study conducted in rural Tamil Nadu points out the appalling condition of women farmers, especially after the death of their husbands. Conducted in January by the Tamilnadu Federation for Women Farmers’ Rights in 13 villages across six state districts, the study reveals that a famine-like situation due to poor monsoon is driving farmers to suicide, leaving behind their widows trapped in the clutches of moneylenders. The federation is a state unit of the Mahila Kisan Adhikar Manch, a rights group spread across 24 states, and espousing the cause of women farmers.


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