Where Have All of India's Farmers Gone?

Farmers, once regarded as the heart and soul of India's social and economic fabric - have become a dwindling tribe. According to census data released by the office of the Registrar General of India this week, farmer numbers in India plummeted by 9 million during the decade 2001-2011 -- the sharpest plunge since the census began in 1971 - and hovers at 118.7 million today.

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