Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Farm suicides

1.5 lakh farm suicides from 1997 to 2005
Farm suicides rising, most intense in 4 States

Read these two articles on 'The Hindu'. The five States Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh (including Chattisgarh) and Kerala are the ones that have the stigma of having the most farm suicides. This is depressing news indeed. Of course, no one cares. If Sensex falls by 1000 points, the whole country will be worried about the bloodbath on dalal street. What makes this news more poignant is that except AP, none of these states are water starved. Makes one wonder... hmmm...

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