India’s entry into the global market has made its economy one of the fastest growing in the world, but its prosperity has not been far reaching. India’s agricultural industry has had a difficult time competing with more formidable rivals in the world market and many farmers have been forced to seek financial support by any means possible. Farmers will sometimes resort to the high-risk practice of obtaining a loan from an illegal private money lender which involves putting up their farmland as collateral. In this video from Wide Angle, a former private money lender explains why he has stopped the practice of providing illegal loans to farmers.
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