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FRANCE 24 English published this video item, entitled “What’s behind the spate of farmer suicides in India?” – below is their description.
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.FRANCE 24 English YouTube Channel
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