Eating is an agricultural act - Wendell Berry

Monday, July 16, 2007

farmer suicide rate

sainath is still in andhra.
here is his latest on the story of the women/families left behind from the spate of farmer suicides.
the strength of these women is just herculean. even sainath's calibre can hardly do justice to their amazing resilience. they are the reason it still rains - (old tamil phrase).

this one statistic tore me apart.
Krishnamma is one of more than a lakh of women who have lost their husbands to
farm suicides across the country in the past 14 years.

the math works outs to 7150 suicides a year, 20 a day everyday for 20 years.
what country are we living in?

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