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Hit By Indebtedness and Suicides, Punjab Farmers Worry New Laws Will Make Things Worse – By Pawanjot Kaur

In the villages of Punjab, strike a conversation on farming  expenses with anyone, and they will say, “Karja tan hai hi (Of course, we have taken loans).”

It’s these loans – from both institutional and non-institutional sources – that largely help the rural economy run in the state.

But the thin line between one loan and a debt trap is crossed far too often – especially for small and marginal peasants, and Dalit landless agricultural labourers….

https://thewire.in/agriculture/punjab-farmers-suicides-debt