Amid India's Drought Crisis, New Ways of Growing Cotton Helps Small Farmers
Date: 20 May 2016
More than three million farmers in India's Maharashtra state depend on cotton. In India, two consecutive years of weak monsoons have left some 330 million people — a quarter of the country — in the grip of drought. In Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit regions, nine million farmers have little or no access to water. Deepening the crisis, farmers are taking their lives. Now new ways of growing drought resistant cotton are not only alleviating debt but are also protecting the environment.