About Utshah

Addressing Farmers’ Suicide Issue through Capacity Building of Farming Families

UTSHAH is a novel action project of Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana which intends to proactively address the issue of farmers’ suicides by taking into account the behavioural, psychological and cultural perspectives. The project is funded by National Agricultural Science Fund (ICAR) and is based on the premise that sound social and psychological mind setup helps one to cope with adverse situations in a better way. Thus many suicides can be averted.


1. Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana Lead Institution
2. Punjabi University, Patiala Cooperating Institution
3. V N Marathwada Krishi Vidyapeeth, Parbhani Cooperating Institution
4. PJTS State Agricultural University, Hyderabad Cooperating Institution