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Vamsi Vakulabharanam cited in Times of India story on farm suicides in parts of India and how they can be linked to climate change and droughts

A story on how farm suicides in parts of India can be linked to climate change and especially droughts, cites the work of Vamsi Vakulabharanam, economics, in discovering the link between cotton production, falling prices and debt for farmers. Vakulabhranam says the key is the behavior of money lenders who will give loans for cotton, but not for crops that can be consumed by farmers if they get into debt trouble. (Times of India, 12/2/15)