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Bumper crop fails to stop suicides in India

Massive rice harvest in India's West Bengal state leads to drop in prices, forcing farmers to take extreme step.

    A bumper harvest in one of India's rice producing states has led to a rash of farmer suicides.

    Cheap rice has flooded the market which has caused prices to drop sharply.

    Rice mill owners and middlemen continue to make a profit, as desperate farmers trying to cut their losses sell their rice at low prices.

    Al Jazeera's Sohail Rahman reports from the Burdwan District of West Bengal.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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