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Documentary on agrarian crisis to be screened at IIT-Madras - TNN


M T Saju | TNN | Feb 26, 2018, 21:11 IST

CHENNAI: “Mitti - Back to the Roots,” a documentary on agrarian crisis in India, will be screened at the IIT-Madras at 5:30pm on Tuesday (Feb 27).

Directed by Anshul Sinha, the 90-minute-long documentary highlights 27 major issues of agrarian crisis in India. It shows how a young agriculture scientist saves a village from being sold.

Ekta, a young agricultural scientist, finds out of her research that there are several harmful chemicals in the food and vegetables daily consumed and does her part to break this poisonous cycle. She finds the major reasons behind the agrarian crisis and farmer suicides happening in the country. 

This project is a result of a one-year of research on the reasons behind the suicides of the farmers in the country, said Anshul Sinha, who headed the team under the mentorship of Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, Hyderabad, founded by G V Ramanjaneyulu, an agricultural scientist.

“The project portrays 25 major issues of agrarian crisis which are the main reasons behind the suicides of three lakh farmers in India. The film aims at saving every farmer from giving up farming and their life,” he said.