This article makes an attempt to examine how far Durkheim's types explain farmer suicides in India and suggests that they correspond to two of his types - egoism and anomie. Agrarian changes having considerably lowered the level of economic achievements of farmers, the disproportion between achievement and aspiration is greatly felt by those who experienced egoism. This study argues that anomie is an effect of egoism. The latter, a structural characteristic of modern agrarian economy and society, is the prerequisite for emergence of the former.

Before the Green Climate Fund (GCF) considers the role of the private sector in meeting the climate finance needs of developing countries, it should first ask: what are the needs of the people living in those countries as they confront the climate crisis, especially the poorest and most vulnerable?

Punjab is passing through a phase of ‘fiscal stress’ and is borrowing heavily to pay interest on loans, leaving little money for development.

New Delhi: Almost five years after the UPA government allocated the lion’s share of its Rs 52,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme to Andhra Pradesh, reports are emerging from the state that distresse

New Delhi: The Rs 52,000 crore farm debt waiver scheme of the UPA has fallen flat, with the government’s official auditor, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), pointing to “serious lapses” in

This is text of Comptroller and Auditor General's (CAG) final report on Agricultural Debt Waiver and Debt Relief Scheme (ADWDRS) tabled in the Parliament on March 5, 2013. It highlights several lapses in the scheme announced by the UPA government in 2008.

The National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has asked Haryana to initiate steps and improve rural institutional finance in the state, so that farmers are weaned away from priva

In his valedictory address at the Microfinance India Summit in New Delhi on Wednesday, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh may have called microfinance “a discredited model” in “a danger zone”

The October 2012 World Economic Outlook (WEO) assesses the prospects for the global recovery in light of such risks as the ongoing euro area crisis and the "fiscal cliff" facing U.S. policymakers.

In their comment, Rodríguez-Sánchez et al. claim that our conclusions on the climatic debt of birds and butterflies are premature because introducing statistical and biological uncertainties in species-specific thermal tolerance (species temperature index, STI) would blur the temporal trend in the community temperature index CTI). Here, we show why our results are not affected by this uncertainty and further assess the STI uncertainty and its consequences. (Correspondence)