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I am fundraising to help the victims of the farmer suicides in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra


To help raise funds for families of farmers who committed suicide, in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra (India). Fear of drought, failed crops, hailstorm has created path that only leads to death, beacuse they are not getting the support from government. The story doesn’t end here; the families have to bear the brunt of the bank and money lenders who would ceil the left over property which is their only shelter.

With a failed contingency plan by the government, lack of electricity, no rain the situation has been made worse. It is hard hit reality that, people who provide us with food are not able to feed their families. Committing suicide is the last resort because they feel helpless and the after math is suffered by the families. It’s for them that we need to pitch in some support so that they carry on with their lives. The financial support could be used in the education of, young children of these farmers or help their widows meet basic needs.

VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI (VJAS) is an organization founded by Kishore Tiwariji

(http://www.theweekendleader.com/Crusade/447/vidarbha%E2%80%99s-hope.html).

The VJAS has been monitoring suicides by farmers and providing rehabilitation support to their families. They have taken up issues with the administration, judiciary, legislature, human rights bodies and international forums. In a region comprising more than 70 percent backward population, VJAS has been taking up issues like malnutrition among tribals, their right to food and education, and drinking water supply.



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25th December 2016
Dear Supporters, 

Over 16 families affected in the Vidarbha drought have been rehabilitated, thanks to your contribution. 

Farmer rehabilitation is an on-going effort and cannot yield long-term results in a few months. Hence, volunteers for this campaign are continuously involved in creating awareness amongst farmers in Vidarbha about sustainability and long-term financial planning. They’ve been working on pushing more and more affected families back into civilisation, the past year. 

The sugar factories in Marathwada are consuming precious groundwater required for essential crops. Volunteers, in tandem with local panchayats, have been in talks to introduce farming policies that protect water consumption for majority crop production, rather than give preference to profit crops like sugarcane. 

They have also been working on making other sources of groundwater available for farmers. 

They thank you for your support. 

Team Milaap. 


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