(News) From prosperity to a struggle for dignity

News : From prosperity to a struggle for dignity 

The farmers of Bundelkhand region in Madhya Pradesh are caught in a crisis. Thirty-nine out of 48 districts in Madhya Pradesh have been declared partially or fully drought affected. Secondly the state government has been ineffective in dealing with the situation � the Rs.24,000 crores that they have demanded for drought relief from the central government have been lost in politics between the two. More disturbing is the impending food crisis in the region and the discrepancy between the projected picture of agriculture in the state and the real story.
Persistent drought in Bundelkhand has resulted in loss of agricultural livelihood and food crisis in the region.

Bundelkhand region covers a total of 13 districts from the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. Of these, six districts are located in M.P. � Chattarpur, Tikamgarh, Panna, Sagar, Damoh and Datia. All are drought affected, but Chattarpur, Tikamgarh and Panna are especially hit. Failure in agriculture has become a cyclical phenomenon here. The region's economy is predominantly based on agriculture. Major crops being sown and cultivated here over the years have been jawar, bajara, kodo, kutki, gram, tuar, moong, urad, alsi, til, jute and vegetables. Read more..

Courtesy : Indiatogether.org