WHILE 30% FARMERS IN 5500 VILLAGES OF MAHARASHTRA PRODUCE FOOD FOR 100% POPULATION, 80% OF THEM LIVE IN DESPICABLE CONDITIONS.
Lack of sufficient drinking & irrigation water, low literacy owing to poverty, unavailability of educational/technical institutes, lack of exposure to new farming techniques, bad road conditions, high load shedding of electricity and absence of primary health care facilities are some of the major problems faced by the farmers.
OUR FOCUSED APPROACH
We target this section and uplift them through better amenities, education and exposure to superior farming technology. Our research is extensive. We identify the families and analyze their problems in depth before designing solutions depending on their needs.
80% OF FARMER SUICIDES ARE DUE TO HEAVY DEBT
Loans from both moneylenders & banks lead to maximum farmer suicides. Farmers are coaxed in for high interest rates after being promised crop at higher rates from money lenders. Once the crop is ready, the prices are reduced to as low as cost price. This results into more debt year on year and farmers eventually lose their land to the money lenders. Farm related issues and stringent, inflexible bank rules also lead to bankruptcy.
OUR COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTION
We give all round education to farmers which covers right pricing to efficient distribution to modern techniques so as to empower the farmers in creating a better livelihood for themselves and break this vicious circle of debt and poverty.
With a special focus on Vidharba, we provide financial help to empower the farmers to give best education to their kids and for starting allied activities in the agrarian and rural sector which involves widows who can earn their livelihood. We have also introduced and encouraged E-Learning through donation of a computer to Yeour Municipal School. We have facilitated distribution of relief aid to the families of farmers who committed suicide after crop failure due to dry spell and climate change effect in the region. We helped in the distribution of seed of pulses and cotton to 110 Vidarbha farm widows of Pandharkawada Village in Yavatmal.
FUTURE IS BRIGHT
We want the farmers to be future ready. We want to minimize the operational glitches faced by them and empower them to live a better life. We also plan to start an institute that will be training the farmers and farmer families.