Video: India's killing fields

With monsoon rains late or failing to come, some farmers are taking their own lives.

    Failing crops drive Indian farmers to suicide

    India usually enjoys monsoon weather this time of the year. However, in many regions the rains are either late or have failed to come entirely.

    The dry weather is threatening the livelihoods of thousands of households. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, 70 per cent of the population depends on agriculture.

    From Madnoor village, Al Jazeera's Prerna Suri reports that 21 farmers in the state have killed themselves in the past six weeks.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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