A Study to Assess the Subjective Well Being of Farmers at Selected Villages of Dharawad Taluka

Authors : Shivanand Gejji, Dr Chetan S Patali, Dr Susheel Kumar Ronad, Suvarna S Pinnapati.

Volume/Issue : Volume 3 - 2018, Issue 11 - November

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The word ‘swastha’ in its original meaning refers to being established in one’s self which lead to swasthya, a sense of wellbeing however it is also used as a suffix in deha swsathya and manah swasthya, to refer to physical and mental health and wellbeing1.India is a land of villages and most of the populations residing in villages are farmers. Agriculture employs more than half of the Indian population. Today almost 70% of the Indian population was living on agricultural income. India had an interesting agricultural journey.The agriculture landscape of the nation. Productivity increased and India became self reliant in many agro-commodities. For many rural residents of Karnataka agriculture is the major occupation. A total of 123,100 km² of land is cultivated in Karnataka constituting 25.3% of the total geographical area of the state.Farming is associated with unique set of stressor that include reliance on unpredictable environmental financial and social impact is felt drought cases serious reduction in income for farmer alongside major social impact in entire communities. Our farmers face a host of issue ranging from consumer like and dislike lack of credit availability lack of scientific awareness to tackle the agronomic, abiotic and biotic stressor, piercing pressure, government policies, and lack of irrigation and varies of climate to lead rain2. Farmers Suicide and Response of the Government in India an analysis, Farmer suicides account for 11.2% of all suicides in India. Farmer suicide in India is the intentional ending of one’s life by a person dependent on farming as their primary source of livelihood. Activists and scholars have offered a number of conflicting reasons for farmer suicides, such as monsoon failure, high debt burdens, genetically modified crops, government policies, public mental health, personal issues and family problems. Changes in the structure of agriculture have had significant consequence for the quality of life experienced by farm operators quality of life is a global construct that implies a sense of wellbeing with one’s life situation or experience, fewer people are farming larger farms and other view farming as less attractive career path as it has became more difficult to get started and stay in the business in contrast off farm employment often is a means for retaining a farm residence and rural life style.3

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