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Farmers’ protests in India bring new urgency to an old crisis: suicide in the agriculture sector

Kiran Kaur

The suicide crisis among Indian farmers is deeply felt in the poorest districts in Punjab, which is often referred to as the country’s breadbasket, because of its rich soil and rice fields. Nearly every village here has had a string of suicides over the past few decades, but the problem is a national one, Salimah Shivji reports.

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