Indian farmers despair over debt and drought

Indian farmers despair over debt and drought

Indian farmers despair over debt and drought

Updated 30 May 2012, 6:47 AEST

The monsoon season is about to hit India, and millions of farmers are making their yearly gamble on the rains. It's a stressful time with the threat of crop failure and crippling debt hanging over rural villages. Such is the pressure that an estimated 250000 farmers have committed suicide in India over the past 15 years. India correspondent Richard Lindell filed this report from Vidharba, one of the worst affect regions. australianetwork.com