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This Heartbreaking Video Shows The Aftermath Of Suicide On A Farmer’s Family

29 January 2014 No Comment

In India, a farmer commits suicide every 30 minutes.

Due to skyrocketing interest rates on loans and unpredictable weather patterns, Indian farmers have been under immense stress for the last few decades.

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Another often cited cause for farmers' duress is the inability to compete with foreign genetically modified crops/seeds.

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Reportedly, several thousand farmers commit suicide every year, at a rate of 45 per day.

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For the last decade, over 15,000 farmers have taken their lives every year. Around 17% of them are women. More statistics here.

Via downtoearth.org.in

In a push to raise awareness and support for the farming community, the Times of India just released a harrowing video depicting a farmers' family struggling to make ends meet after his suicide.

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