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Netafim India and a tale of debt, default and death

Farmers and farm equipment dealers in Maharashtra say Netafim India broke their trust, cheated them and mis-sold products in pursuit of unrealistic targets

Not too long ago, Kishor Devde used to be an optimist, bordering on the unrealistic sometimes. The 29-year-old man from Devdi Hadgaon village in Maharashtra’s Jalna district wanted to become a farmer. Despite knowing fully well about the widespread agrarian crisis in a country that was once known for its agriculture—if at all, this motivated […]

Cover image: Farm equipment dealers from Nashik district gathered in Vinchur to share their experience with Netafim.

Photos by Pradip K. Saha.

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