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Erasure of Women's Lives, Rural Womyn

Indian Woman Farmer Suicides Not Considered “Genuine” Because Their Land Is Not in Their Names

The YSR government formally issued an order, famous as GO 421, that outlined who is to be considered a farmer and what is to be considered a genuine farmer suicide. Once that is established, the family gets one lakh rupees to be able to start life afresh with some livelihood activity and another 50,000 rupees is used to settle all outstanding loans.

The problem is that … [w]omen are not identified as farmers, especially because land is rarely bought or registered in their names.

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