Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Every Thirty Minutes: Farmer Suicides, Human Rights And The Agrarian Crisis In India (PDF)

It is estimated that more than a quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—the largest wave of recorded suicides in human history. A great number of those affected are cash crop farmers, and cotton farmers in particular. In 2009 alone, the most recent year for which official figures are available, 17,638 farmers committed suicide—that’s one farmer every 30 minutes
A report by Center for Human Rights and Global Justice,
New York University School of Law. PDF version Here

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