This is not a new problem and last year the Indian government was supposed to provide assistance after over 130,000 farmers had committed suicide.
GM seeds NOT performing as promised, poor harvests, droughts, deforestation and dams are creating serious problems. Add to that the bankers demanding the repayment of loans, I can see why so many farmers have no hope.
As my little adobe addition is nearly finished, it's time to think about solar water heating.
I'm still using the 1 gallon water plastic jugs (spray painted black) to mix mud, it's a LOT more pleasant to work with when it's not ice cold.
So anything a step up from the jugs is going to be great and since it needs to be cheap, I was excited by this article in Mother Jones: