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Cradle. Now, grave
By Soumik Dey
11 villages are up for sale. 7,000 farmers have committed suicide. Survey puts debts of Punjab’s farmers at over Rs 9,886 crore. What happened to the cradle of the Green Revolution?
Widows' woes: (From left) Karnail with her daughters-in-law¯Paranjit with son Jasprit, and Jasbir with son Khushprit. All three men in the family committed suicide. Photo by Aayush Goel
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