Farmer Stories

Sugarcane farmers of Mandya


In 2015, Sunanda, a farmer, widow of Nagendra, set fire to her sugarcane field in H Malligere, Mandya, Karnataka and jumped into the fire. Luckily people nearby dragged her out.
“What else can I do? The government isn’t buying my sugarcane and neither are the factories. I don’t have an option,” Sunanda said.

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