Thursday, April 16, 2009

1,500 farmers commit mass suicide in India

This is tragic news:
Over 1,500 farmers in an Indian state committed suicide after being driven to debt by crop failure, it was reported today.


"Most of the farmers here are indebted and only God can save the ones who do not have a bore well."

Mr Sahu lives in a district that recorded 206 farmer suicides last year. Police records for the district add that many deaths occur due to debt and economic distress.

--The Independent

--the BB

1 comment:

Jane R said...

Lord, have mercy.