Drought-hit Indian farmers sell wives to clear debts

Outlet: Arab News

September 10, 2009

Lucknow: Drought-hit farmers in northern India are resorting to selling their wives to repay debts to local loan sharks, activists say, as one of the weakest monsoons in years takes its toll.
Poverty, poor administration and a lack of education means farmers in the rugged Bundelkhand region are taking extreme steps to pull through a poor rainy season, they say…

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