When Farmers Die

P.Sainath is the Rural Affairs Editor of The Hindu, India and author of “Everyone Loves a Good Drought”.

In 2006-08, Maharashtra in India saw 12,493 farm suicides. That is 85 per cent higher than the 6,745 suicides it recorded during 1997-1999. And the worst three-year period for any State, any time. P.Sainath has researched extensively into why this is happening and talks about his work, as well as how this story is reported by the media.