Sunday, November 11, 2007

the other India

Frontline reports on the violence in Nandigram between the Bhumi Uchhed Pratirodh (Land Eviction Resistance) Committee and the CPI(M). (Is the Left Front easing the pressure on the government over the nuclear deal because it thinks its election prospects are threatened by the situation in Nandigram?)

150,000 farmer suicides from 1997-2005, concentrated in Karnataka, AP, Maharashtra, MP, Kerala. Suicides as a whole rose nationally in this period by 23%, those by farmers by 52%.

It appears that the rich world is not immune to the problem of suicides among farmers...
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