Friday, October 20, 2006

No festive season sparkle for Bundelkhand farmers

This is an update on my previous post mentioning about the sorry state of farmers in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, where in they have been offered a compensation of Rs 3/- cheques ($0.067) for their hunger.

Tommorrow is Deepawali, the festival of lights. The whole nation will celebrate but these farmers won't be able to,

Watch the CNN-IBN report on the plight of these farmers.

It know this is a personal rant of mine. But I feel the apathy shown by the state to these farmers is unpardonable. And this has happened, is happening and unfortunately will happen.

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