Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Save Indian Farmers...

There is an alarming statistic that “On average a farmer in India commits suicide every 43 minutes”. This is very sad given that agriculture and subsidiaries accounts for 17% of the national GDP. Maharashtra is one of the hardest hit states for farmer suicides in the recent past.
Save Indian Farmers is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization created by like minded individuals who wanted to do something that would help prevent the issue of farmer suicides. They work with a non-profit organization in India on various projects to support the families of farmers who have committed suicides. You can read their story here.
Save Indian Farmers is now working with the Deendayal Trust to repair a reservoir and build a canal in the Pathari village of Yavatmal district in Maharashtra. This area has seen multiple farmer suicides and this project will help tackle the root cause. The reservoir and canal will help store rainwater in the village, which does not get much rainfall in the year. This water will then be used by farmers to harvest a second crop that they can sell and earn their livelihood
Join the newsletter on the Save Indian Farmers website and stay connected on project updates and upcoming projects. The work that Save Indian Farmers has undertaken does not stop with helping farmers in Maharashtra. With increased awareness and funds, the vision is to expand the projects into other hard-hit states like Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Punjab.