What’s behind the spate of farmer suicides in India?

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    Agriculture is the largest employer in India, with nearly 50 percent of the country’s workforce employed in it in one form or another. But this crucial sector is reeling from a spate of farmer suicides – one of the highest rates in the world. Our correspondents report from Punjab, India’s breadbasket and one of the worst affected states, to find out what’s behind this tragic phenomenon.

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