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http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,25346529-23109,00.htmlChattisgarh farmers suicide en masse over debts, drought
April 17, 2009 01:52pm
DEBT related to crop failures has driven more than 1500 farmers in the Indian state of Chattisgarh to commit suicide.
...The Indian Government recently waivered $15 billion worth of farmer loans, but it had no effect on those who were forced into private arrangements with local money-lenders.
More than 10,000 of India’s farmers have killed themselves in the past decade.
Imagine the desperation that brings so many to such an end.