Farmers' suicides spike in India | News | Al Jazeera

Farmers' suicides spike in India

Concern grows as suicide rates skyrocket among the country's more than 600 million farmers.

    Mounting debts, international competition and climate change are all being blamed as the reason for a rising number of Indian farmers who are taking their own lives.

    Official figures say at least 17,000 farmers committed suicide in 2009.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from the farming belt in India's Andhra Pradesh state.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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