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Sarjit Singh walks down the steps of the home he rents, along with seven of his friends, in Gardabani. The men all hail from Northern India and came to Georgia at different points over the last few years. They collectively bought land and have begun to farm various crops. Georgia has seen its agricultural production drop in recent years and now imports 70% of its foodstuffs. In an atempt to stimulate agricultural production the government has encouraged immigration of people with agricultural skills. Since 2012 more than 2,000 migrants have come from the Indian state of Punjab, attracted by fertile land selling for around $1,000 - $1,500 per hectare, a fraction of the cost in India.