Drought-Stricken Indian Village Serves as Farming Model

In “The resurrection of Hiware Bazar,” published with Grist, Puja Changoiwala explains how in the 1980s, the Indian village of Hiware Bazar had collapsed—ecologically, economically and spiritually. But today it is seen as a model for solving the nation’s farmer suicide crisis.

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