Opinion: High Debt Isn't Driving Farmers to Suicides

Opinion: High Debt Isn't Driving Farmers to Suicides

Shamika Ravi | Tuesday December 25, 2018

It's election season in India and the money is flowing. Governments in many states have begun waiving tens of millions of dollars' worth of loans to poor farmers in an effort to buy their loyalty. The argument - widely accepted by politicians and journalists, the demographic groups with the least fiscal instinct - is that India's farmers are buckling under the weight ...