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    India’s Innovators Turn to Tech to Ease Farmers’ Despair

    They’re sowing the seeds of hope. An average of 34 Indian farmers commit suicide every day, mostly due to financial worries. But several tech-oriented initiatives have sprung up across the country with the common goal of curbing those numbers. With apps that provide up-to-date, personalized and accurate data about crops, weather and market prices, developers hope that filling the information gap can alleviate farmers’ stress. Despite contending with low rural internet penetration and access to smartphones, they’re hoping technology can be a fertile field for change.

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