This Punjabi song truly reflects the conditions of farmers in Punjab today.
In the state which was known as the bread basket of India, and which could alone feed the whole of India, hundreds,if not thousaands, of farmers have committed suicide, and are still doing so..
In one of my recent visits to Punjab I went to several villages and met many widows of farmers who had commiitted suicide. After listening to them, I wrote letters to the local dict...rict Collectors ( known as Dy. Commissioner,) and asked them to pay Rs.5 lac as compensation to each such widow. After signing the letters, I sent them through some local lawyers to the Collector. I was told later that some amount was paid as a result