A farmer loads fertiliser onto a camel cart. Due to the financial implications of chemical farming practices, Punjabi farmers have become increasingly dependant on borrowed funds, usually from wealthier farmers or loan sharks. Often, just one bad growing season can completely wipe out an entire farming family. To pay back loans, they are often forced to sell the land that has been in their family for generations, a psychologically crushing prospect. Debt in India is also pan-generational: If parents accrue debt and are unable to pay it back in their lifetimes, their children assume the burden of their debt.