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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. Continue reading