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Farm Distress Index

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Source: HBL

Scientists at the Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA) have developed an early warning system called Farmers Distress Index, which is built on 21 simple questions— based on financial, emotional, and other parameters. The index can sense imminent distress at least 3-4 months ahead of its actual occurrence.


Usage: This innovative tool can be mentioned in Questions related to Farmer’s distress.


About CRIDA: 

Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (est. 1985; HQ: Hyderabad) is an institute under the Indian Council of Agricultural Research. The institute was set up with the intention of undertaking agricultural research activities in areas that have low rainfall