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Farmer Protests Highlight India's Growing Rural Distress

Vimla Yadav, a farmer from India's Haryana state, says agriculture costs, such as fertilizers and seeds, have soared, yet produce prices have plunged, leaving her family of 10 with virtually no profit from their four-acre farm. "We don't even get the fruits of the labor that the entire family puts in on the farm, although we slog day and night," she laments. Yadav is one of the tens of thousands of angry farmers from around the country who poured into the Indian capital...

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