Even after being a major source of livelihood for nearly 58% of the rural households and contributing 10% to GDP, agriculture has always been surrounded by dark clouds. It is a huge pain point for the government as the sector remains under constant pressure with unpredictable monsoons and an ever increasing number of farmer suicides. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, 2014 witnessed 5,650 farmer suicides of which 38% was due to agrarian and financial crisis. Since 1995, 302,116 farmers have committed suicide, majority of them being from Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
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