22-07-2014 09:55 AM | India

Late monsoon starts Indian farmer's "journey to hell"

Indian farmer Asghar Bhura scrapes a living by growing sugarcane, but this year's late monsoon has left his tiny plot parched and he will earn nothing from his harvest.

Bhura will have to go and work for a big grower to feed his family of six, making 250 rupees ($4.00) a day, as he did when India suffered its last severe drought in 2009.

"I have no option but to become a bonded laborer just to feed my family one meal a day," said Bhura, 50, looking at his stunted crop on his third of a hectare of land.
Full Story : Reuters