6% Water Left In Marathwada Dams, Farmers Blame Government For Suicides

PUBLISHED ON: March 6, 2016 | Duration: 2 min, 30 sec

  
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This 45-year-old farmer in Maharashtra ended his life just a day before the state cabinet toured the drought-hit Marathwada to assess the ground-level situation in the region. The situation is so grim that the dams in the region are left with just six per cent of water. Sanjay Jadhav in Latur's Ujni village had taken an agricultural loan of Rs. 3 lakh that added to his debt of one lakh which he had borrowed for his father's cancer treatment. He committed suicide by consuming poison as he had no money left to repay his debt after successive droughts in the rain-shadow region of Marathwada.
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