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Millions Of Indian Farmers Pray For Rain

AP | BISWAJEET BANERJEE | Posted 10.03.2012 | World

LUCKNOW, India — Amarnath Sharma has waited weeks for rains to soak his parched rice paddies so he can start planting. He is one of millions of ...

For India's Newly Rich Farmers, Limos Won't Do

New York Times | JIM YARDLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Bhisham Singh Yadav, father of the groom, is stressed. His rented Lexus got stuck behind a bullock cart. He has hired a truck to blast Hindi pop, but ...

India: Dozens Of More Farmers Commit Suicide Due To Drought

AP | OMER FAROOQ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

HYDERABAD, India — Dozens of impoverished farmers struggling with debt and poor rainfall have killed themselves in southern India in recent week...

From Seeds of Suicide to Seeds of Hope: Why Are Indian Farmers Committing Suicide and How Can We Stop This Tragedy?

Vandana Shiva | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Vandana Shiva

Four hundred billion dollars in subsidies combined with the forced removal of import restriction is a ready-made recipe for farmer suicide.

The Tragedy of Farmers Suicides in India

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mallika Chopra

The current fate of farmers in India is a tangled hierarchy that involves politics, agro-business, multinationals, trade liberalization, global subsidies, the environment, water, ethics, and human rights.

India: 1,500 Farmers Commit Suicide

The Belfast Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure, it was reported today. The agricultural state of ...

1,500 Farmers in India Commit Suicide: A Wake-Up Call for Humanity

Mallika Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mallika Chopra

To give a more tangible visualization of that number, that's about four full jumbo jet planes' worth of passengers suddenly committing suicide.