Suicide – The only way out of debt?

Kantibai's husband died after drinking the chemicals he used to farm with. After his death Kantibai discovered her family was in debt. This has become a familiar story in India where nearly 300,000 farmers killed themselves to get out of debt between 1995 and 2011. In the state of Maharashtra alone, 4,453 people committed suicide in 2006. That’s around one every eight hours. As I’m writing this, I hear of seven farmers … more