February 21, 2020
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Taint On Naidu

Taint On Naidu
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What's the cause for suicide among farmers in Andhra?
Christian Aid says the privatisation policies of the Naidu government.

What was the British government's role?
Naidu contracted the privatisation plan to the UK government, which in turn gave it to Adam Smith International.

What did they do?
Adam Smith International, with another body set up by Naidu, shut many state-run institutions linked to agriculture.

How were the farmers affected?
Earlier, in times of crises, they turned to these institutions for help. Without them a crisis of debt spiralled into a crisis of large-scale suicides.
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