The incessant rain and subsequent flooding led to massive crop losses in the region. Now they don’t even have the money to harvest the next crop. The situation is such that it is difficult for their families to manage their daily bread. As a result, farmers are taking extreme suicidal steps, VJS said.
According to the report, the farmers who allegedly ended their lives were identified as Ganesh Ade (40), Lata Chahule (55), Swapnil Pachbhai (32), Brijesh Hade (33), Shankar Danke (70), Sagar Dhole (33 ). , Satish Mohod (34), Mangesh Satkhede (42), Bhaskar Pardhi (40).
Five farmers belong to Yavatmal district, which has been worst affected by Vidarbha rains.
Four of these farmers allegedly hanged themselves, while the remaining five allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticides. The majority of them owned small plots of land, the UNI report states.
Akola, Amravati, Yavatmal, Buldhana, Washim and Wardha districts of Vidarbha were worst affected by the floods.