As Debt Grows, More Indian Women Farmers Taking Their Lives

Thursday, November 7, 2019

By Kunal Purohit

More female farmers are committing suicide in the western Indian state of Maharashtra where a decades-long agrarian crisis has reportedly driven more than 30,000 farmers to end their lives.

Al Jazeera managed to access government data collated by local authorities that shows that in the Amravati district alone, since 2018, 22 female farmers have ended their lives, with an average of one suicide a month.

Photo courtesy of Joseph D’Mello.

Source: Al Jazeera (link opens in a new window)

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