Cultivating Toxic Crops

Inter Press Service: At a time when spiraling input costs and perennial shortages of irrigation water are breaking countless farmers' backs, a small village community on the outskirts of Lahore appears to have been spared. The village of Hudiara, situated close to the Wagah border, falls in the way of a natural storm water channel called the Hudiara Drain, which originates in Batala in India's Gurdaspur District and flows for nearly 55 kilometres before entering Pakistan. The farmers here say the drain ensures......

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