No New Year's Cheer For Tamil Nadu Farmers As State Battles Crisis | Read
PUBLISHED ON: January 6, 2017 | Duration: 2 min, 11 sec
In Tamil Nadu's Nagapattinam district, the tail-end of the state's delta region, New Year's Day was not a new beginning but the end for 47-year-old farmer Panneerselvam. He had taken two acres on lease and had a debt of Rs. 35,000. The crop dried up and so did his hope. He hung himself to death.