Finding New Pastures

In one of the more unusual contemporary migrations, several thousand Indian farmers have made their way to former Soviet republic Georgia, lured by cheap and plentiful arable land which can be in short supply back home. The keen tillers come mainly from Punjab and their number continue to grow. Even though there is no official government programme to attract farmers from abroad, the process of buying land and setting up companies was recently relaxed for foreigners and these enterprising farmers are making the most of the new openness.