The most common reason for farmers’ suicide is difficulty in repaying loans taken for their daughter’s marriage. Poor farmers usually take loans for the marriage from banks or money lenders. When they are unable to repay the loan on time, they fall into the debt trap.
An effective solution to mitigate the debt is through mass marriage, where the expenses get divided between the families organizing these marriages. In July 2019, NAAM Foundation collaborated with Bhaishree Foundation and contributed ₹ 7,20,000 for conducting mass marriages in the districts of Jalna where 48 couples tied the knot.