SEASON AT STAKE - Part 1

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SEASON AT STAKE The issue of farmers' suicide is on the hot list, these days. Merely, waiting for the monsoons is not the only solution to the problem. The plight of the farmers in the Vidarbha region is grave and getting more so day by day. Nearly, 2/3 of the area in Maharashtra comes under monsoon. Hence, 83% of the agriculture is entirely dependent on the monsoons. This is affecting almost 55% of the farmers having agriculture as the sole source of earning. 17% of the state's area is under irrigation. In Vidarbha region the same amounts to 10%. Therefore, 90% of the remaining agriculture has become uncertain. Factors such as loss of soil fertility, indebtedness have lowered the standard of life of the farmers, drastically. Agriculture itself has become risky due to the natural and... read more
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SEASON AT STAKE - Part 1