Michael J. Wills

Toronto, Canada

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Realistic Solutions

by Michael J. Wills 01-31-2014

While Rev. Daniel Premkumar may help to raise the self-esteem of Dalit farmers with the new farmers’ Bible (A Sower Went Out To Sow,” December 2013), the sad reality is that many forms of farming, particularly paddy farming, are simply not profitable in Andhra Pradesh, India. Landless paddy farmers, in particular, are on an endless treadmill of borrowing for farm inputs, sowing, harvesting, repaying debts—then borrowing all over again for the next crop, either from landowners, suppliers, or loan sharks.

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