Between 1995 and 2014, 290,000 Indian farmers committed suicide.

August 11, 2015

Ellen Barry, "After Farmers Commit Suicide Debts Fall on Families in India", The New York Times, February 22, 2014, accessed February 25, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/world/asia/after-farmers-commit-suicid...

 

Between 1995 and 2014, 290,000 Indian farmers committed suicide.
One money lender was loaning money at a 24% annual interest rate.
The featured farmer, Veera Reddy, recently deceased, was in debt about 400,000 rupees, or $6,430.

 

Ellen Barry, "After Farmers Commit Suicide Debts Fall on Families in India", The New York Times, February 22, 2014, accessed February 25, 2014, http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/world/asia/after-farmers-commit-suicid...

 

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