Saturday, May 17, 2008

Organic Cotton Project Saves Farmers from Suicide

"AHMEDABAD: An organic cotton project initiated by the city-based textile manufacturer Arvind Ltd in 33 villages in the backward Akola region of Maharashtra seems to have saved farmers in those villages from suicide.

"There has not been a single case of farmer's suicide in the area where we have launched the project in February last year," said Arvind agri-exports chief manager Mahesh Ramakrishnan.

Since 2005, around 5,000 farmers in the region are reported to have killed themselves, mainly because of huge debts, he added."

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