Document Type : Primary Research paper
Associate Professor, Ganesh School of Business Management, Salem,
Principal Author & D. Litt. (Business Administration)-Researcher, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India, Mobile: 9442200888,
Background of the Study:India has experienced various epidemics such as cholera (1817-1923), Flu (1918), Small pox (1974), Plague (1994), Swine Flu (2009) have had a great impact on the economy, the environment and all other human activities, such as Dairy, livestock, agriculture, transport, education, tourism, health, fishing, mining, production, commerce, etc. Currently, humankind is facing another pandemic, the infection of the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) that produces the disease known as COVID-19. As on today the second wave of coronavirus is threatening India, people are in the fear of survival and expecting another lockdown. In this pandemic situation almost every one of us has a fair reason to get stressed. This paper is an attempt to study the causes of stress to the famers during COVID-19. The objective of this paper is to analyse thecasus of stressto farmers due to the impact of COVID-19 and lockdown and their level of psychological stress in Selected Districts of Tamil Nadu and suggest some measures to moderate the problems.
Methodology: To study the casus of stressto farmers due the Coronavirus and the Lockdown, the researcher has selected Two Districts (Salem & Dharmapui) on convenient basis. The researcher has collected 350 samples through interview technique and collected secondary data from Press media.
Findings: The researcher found, the famers are having stress due to factors like inadequate price for the product and so on. And the causes are differing based on gender and size of land possessed by the respondent.
Conclusion:Soon we will come out form this pandemic situation; if at all Government will focus on the problems faced by the famers, it will leads to an another pandemic situation due to starving. Government should take necessary steps to moderate the stress causers and should do the needful to sort out the situation.