To, Vinod Tawde and Ravindra Waikar, Ministers, Government of Maharashtra I’m Vishnudas Sheshrao Chapke, the son of a farmer from Parbhani and a journalist, on a solo circumnavigation trip of the world by land on a shoe string budget. While travelling, I had a few ideas which I thought of sharing with you. While I […]
Twenty-one year old Krishna Harkel jumped before a speeding train in Parbhani last week when he could not pursue higher studies due to poverty caused by drought….
The Marathwada and Vidharbha regions have been facing recurring droughts, which have been causing irreparable financial losses in the agricultural sector for the past five years or so. It has eventually even led to young farmers taking the drastic step of committing suicide. But even though droughts have been a recurring problem for years, they […]
A heart-rending revelation of the severe drought situation that occurs in a few parts of Maharashtra, forcing a spate of farmer suicides. Here is a true story that gives grim details of my own father, a small-time farmer from Parbhani district, who is presently involved in a life-and-death battle as he and a whole lot of […]