Indira Sustainable Maharashtra Initiative (ISMI) Launched On 26th November 2015

Data with the agriculture department shows that in 2015, two-thirds of the 1.37 crore farmers in the state of Maharashtra have been affected by the drought mainly in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions. That is nearly 90 lakh farmers in Maharashtra alone. According to the state’s revenue department figures, the farmer suicide count in the six-month span from January to June 2015 stood at 1,300 cases.

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