Unseasonal rain in northern India destroys crops, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers

April 15, 2015 7:50 AM

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Unseasonal rain in northern India destroys crops, causing heartache for debt-ridden farmers

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo an Indian farmer woman displays wheat they harvested after their crop was damaged in unseasonal rain at Malaca village, outskirts of Allalhabad, Uttar Pradesh state, India. April is usually a time of celebration for millions of farmers across northern India. The winter wheat crop is ready to be harvested, and there's money to clear past debts and plan future planting.This year, however, unseasonal rain and hailstorms in March destroyed millions of acres of farmland in the region, leaving dozens of distraught farmers to kill themselves. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh) (The Associated Press)

In this Tuesday, April 14, 2015 photo Indian farmer woman, Gudia Yadav, 50 reacts after seeing her damaged wheat crop damaged in unseasonal rain at Malaca village, outskirts of Allalhabad, Uttar Pradesh state, India. April is usually a time of celebration for millions of farmers across northern Indi...

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