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India: farmer suicide rate wake up call for organic agriculture

The other side of farmer suicide (2008)

The Green Remover of Obstacles
the green remover of obstaclesIf you’re in love with Mother India you need to read this amazing piece of photojournalism.

“Since 1995, India has seen an almost 50 per cent increase in the occurrences of farmer suicides. In addition, the high reportage in its media perceives farmer suicide as an unwanted, yet common everyday tragedy of rural India. Karnataka has emerged as a common place for increasing numbers of farmer suicides, along with the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.”