HELP US PREVENT FARMER SUICIDES IN VIDARBHA REGION OF MAHARASHTRA | Milaap
HELP US PREVENT FARMER SUICIDES IN VIDARBHA REGION OF MAHARASHTRA
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  • Krushi

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    Krushi Vikas
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    This fundraiser will benefit

    Farmers

    from Malkapur, Maharashtra

80G tax benefits for INR donations

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Vidarbha region consist of 11 districts of northern Maharashtra, India. Vidarbha holds two-thirds of Maharashtra's mineral resources and three-quarters of its forest resources, and is a net producer of power. Yet, it is most infamous for farmers suicides in India. As per latest farmers suicide report Maharashtra recorded the highest number suicide (37.51%) out of India’s total of 10677 in 2020. And in Maharashtra, Vidarbha region accounted for over 50% farmers suicides.
It is ironic that farmers, despite toiling throughout the year are gradually pushed to take the extreme step of committing suicide. Such inhumane and deplorable situation of farmers are due to a number of factors like crop failures, indebtedness, rising production costs and decreasing productivity etc. The high drought proneness of the region aggravates the situation even further.
Acknowledging the critical situation and the need for systematic interventions, Krushi Vikas has been working on climate resilient agriculture, natural resource management, livelihoods diversification, promotion of Community Based Organizations in the region.
Krushi Vikas has been supporting the farming community through capacity building, field demonstrations, exposure visits on the following aspects:
  • Reducing production cost
  • Collectivized purchase of agri-inputs
  • Introduction of package of practices and best practices
  • Facilitating credit and market linkages
  • Access to affordable tools and technologies
  • Facilitating processing and value addition
  • Promoting enterprise development and diversified livelihoods
  • Promoting climate resilient agriculture
  • Enhanced convergence of government schemes
As on date, Krushi Vikas has supported 100000+ farmer households in the region by capacitating them on the aforementioned aspects through more than 500 online and offline trainings, demonstrations and exposure visits and promoting 200+ Farmer Producer Organizations/farmer groups/SHGs etc. We are delighted to have been able to significantly contribute towards preventing farmer suicides.
With the mission of supporting a greater number of distress farmers, Krushi Vikas aims to strengthen its endeavor by upgrading the existing training infrastructure.
    • Upgradation of training hall
    • Construction of hostel for women farmers trainees
    • Construction of separate toilet blocks for women farmer trainees
    • Construction of Canteen facilities
    • Creation of farming demonstration models within the training centre

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