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Bigger land holdings key to preventing farmer suicides in India: activists

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 05:50

The average size of land holdings in rural India has halved over the past two decades, with more than 80 per cent of rural households owning less than one hectare of land.

New Delhi

ONLY an overhaul of India's farming policy, including addressing the small size of agricultural holdings, will help to stem the epidemic of suicides among farmers that have devastated rural communities, campaigners say.

Last week, the Supreme Court asked why India's

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