Monsoon Arrives in Vidarbha, but is it Too Late?

PUBLISHED ON: July 16, 2014 | Duration: 3 min, 11 sec

   
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Parched fields in Vidarbha's Yavatmal district receive season's first heavy monsoon shower, but late by 45 days. The rains in this semi-arid region are deficient by nearly 70 per cent. At Bothbodham village, Vidarbha's suicide epicenter, sarpanch Anup Chauhan's 50 acres are largely barren. Two rounds of sowing cotton and soya bean seeds yielded nothing, only adding to his Rs 25 lakh debt.
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