VIDEO: Why Is There An Indian Farmer Committing Suicide On Average Once Every 30 Minutes?

Potatofarmer India
Photo Credit: “Potato farmer in India sitting beside the day’s harvest” by Vishalsh521 via WC

“A quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—an average of one suicide every 30 minutes.”

That’s an alarming statistic. Democracy now recently did a story on the trend of farmer suicides in India, though it is happening in other places too. In this interview DN spoke with Smita Narula of the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at New York University Law School, co-author of a new report on farmer suicides in India.

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