June 16, 2024

Farmer Distress Index

  • It is a warning system to identify stress (and its level) among farmers at least 3-4 months ahead of its actual occurrence.
  • Developed by Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • It was developed as part of NABARD-funded project on ‘Farmers Distress and Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY).
  • The 21-question survey built around seven key pillars captures financial, economic, emotional health status of farmers in vulnerable areas.
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