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Will the party who emerges victorious in the #MaharashtraAssemblyPolls address the state's deepening #watercrisis. Read on to know how the billion dollar thirst economy has devastated rural #Maharashtra. @parthpunter @journohardy @Raaweeshastri @PSainath_org @indiawater
"No one in our village has that kind of money. I'll end up in debt & like my plants I too won’t survive,”rues Prahalad Dhoke of #Marathwada who had to give up his orchards to buy water for his cows & blames the govt's insufficient #drought relief measures. ImageImage
"We haven't once been supplied with water tankers & we don't have enough money to buy them,”says Manali Padwale who,like all the women in Galtare,walked 25 kms daily in the scorching heat to collect drinking water after the village's water sources dried ImageImageImage
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"When we gain,we gain just enough. But when we lose,we lose a lot,"says Savita Dasalkar, a farmer from #Marathwada.She mortgaged her gold to meet the rising input costs of cotton farming-seeds, water, electicity, fertilisers,but has been unable to recover it due to unfair prices. Image
Faced with rising input costs & the absence of state support - unfair #MSPs, no subsidies to export Indian cotton & no import duties on cotton from other countries that has been heavily subsidised by their govts, farmers in #Maharashtra are abandoning this "cash" crop. #NoRCEP Image
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“If I don’t commit suicide,my father will;my family can’t even earn Rs1000(14 USD)a month...My parents can’t bear the burden of our marriages when we don’t have enough to eat. So I'm taking my life.”Thus read a #suicide note by 19y.o.Neha Bhopat who hanged herself in #Maharashtra ImageImage
In the already distressed regions of #Vidarbha and #Marathwada in #Maharashtra, another tragedy has gone all but unnoticed: "altruistic" #suicides by the children of #debt-ridden #farmers.… @journohardy #WorldMentalHealthDay Image
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