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Farmer Suicides — Are we city people responsible?

Farmer suicide

Do you & I have anything to do with FARMER SUICIDES? Are we responsible in any way? I would say a firm NO.

Still, think about the question a little. The commoners and even Lords and ladies of Britain one century ago would have believed that they were not responsible the enslavement of cotton farmers in India. They would have said that they had nothing to do with the pricing policy for cotton imported from India and the textiles manufactured in the mills of Manchester. The British soldiers would have said exactly the same thing… because they were not the policymakers. Even individual MPs and who knows, the British Prime Minister and even King George or Queen Victoria might have said that they were not responsible for the chronic poverty and exploitation of Indian farmers.

Today, with the benefit of hindsight, I feel that all the people in Britain benefited from the Indian farmers’ helplessness… and therefore, they were responsible in some measure.

In a similar way, I feel we all are responsible for the economic helplessness that drives our farmers to suicide. Today, the British are no longer their oppressors. Today, with or without our knowledge, WE are the oppressors. The buck stops with us.

This article has been shared by Do U Speak green? as received from NavNirman

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We believe our commitment to the Triple Bottom Line — social responsibility, environmental soundness, and economic viability — makes good business sense, so we have made it a top strategic priority

The concept of the triple bottom line means that business success is no longer defined only by monetary gain but also by the impact an organization’s activities have on society as a whole.

• Vibrant communities (People): An organization has a responsibility to its employees and to the wider communities in which it works. A triple bottom line company understands how its practices affect the corporation, its workers, and wider stakeholders, and it works to promote all of their best interests.

• A healthy environment (Planet): Without question, committing to sustainable environmental practices is good business. Corporations can save money and reduce their environmental footprints by reducing waste, conserving energy, and maintaining environmentally safe manufacturing processes.

• Strong profitability (Profit): Clearly, making money is essential to business success. A triple bottom line company, however, recognizes that its own sustainability rests on its ability to work harmoniously in its social and environmental settings. For this reason, the costs of pollution, worker displacement, and other factors are included in profit calculations.

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