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Farm dept / press releases: A tragedy of unprecedented proportions is unfolding across rural India.

Pushed into poverty and indebtedness due to increased cost of cultivation and falling market prices, farmers are being driven to commit suicide.
More than 1.5 lakh farmers have committed suicide across the country in the last 15 years.
Candle light Vigils are being organized all across the country from 16 November 2006, in support of the demand that the Prime Minister of India and Indian Government, seriously address the issue of farm debt and the real reasons behind the prevailing situation of farmer suicides, and end its indifference to farmer suicides.
These candle light vigils are being organized by NGO’s and farmer organizations across multiple cities, towns and villages of India to wake up the sleeping Kumbhakarna – Congress government at the Center.

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