Agriculture

Watch: Casting a Vote Amidst Fields That Kill

As Punjab goes to polls in a few days, we travel to the Malwa region of the state to speak to small and marginal farmers and families of those who have committed suicide

Mansa, Punjab: With more farmers being pushed to suicide in the state every other day, Punjab is in urgent need of concrete solutions to this crisis. According to the government’s own data, 449 farmers took their own lives just in 2015. In this report, we speak to farmers and their families to understand what is pushing them to such an extreme and what they think of the promises being made by political parties pre-election.

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