Surat (sur 'ət) n.

consciousness, awareness.

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Punjab Crisis Education


Educate Yourself on the Crisis in Punjab


In keeping with Surat's mission of spreading education, here you can find resources to educate yourself on the current economic, environmental, and health crisis in Punjab. Articles include those on female infanticide, rising drug and alcohol abuse, farmer suicides, and skyrocketing cancer rates as a result of pesticide use. The logo on the left comes from the 2009 Save Punjab conference hosted by Surat in New York City.


Articles will be updated frequently - come back to learn more!

PTSD and MDD in Sikh Torture Survivors
A study by Physicians for Human Rights and the NYU Bellevue Program for Survivors of Torture on post-traumatic stress disorder and major depression in Punjab
PTSD and MDD in Sikh Torture Survivors.p[...]
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Economics of Farmer Suicide
A 2006 article on the economic factors and forces behind farmer suicides in Punjab, including loans and debt, the agrarian crisis, and environmental degradation.
Economics of Farmer Suicide.pdf
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A Bitter Harvest
A 2007 publication on farmer suicides and the unforeseen social, environmental and economic impacts of the Green Revolution in Punjab.
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High Risk Behaviours and Alcohol Dependence
A 1998 study of HIV in Punjab, published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.
High Risk Behaviours and Alcohol Depende[...]
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Pesticides in Punjab
A 2005 study on the impact of pesticides on the health of Punjabis.
Pesticides in Punjab.pdf
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