From farms to slums, Indian women on sharp end of jobs crisis

Chhaya Kharade, 36, an unemployed farm labourer makes tea inside her house in Chincholi, India, March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

CHINCHOLI, India (Reuters) – A few years ago, in this sweltering corner of western India, the horizon was dotted with hunched, barefoot women swinging sickles all day to cut wheat for the spring harvest. Now, a giant green harvester clears an entire half-acre field within minutes, allowing farmers to save money and quickly sell the […]

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