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When a village decides to wash roads with water during drought, because the Chief Minister is to visit.

Yavatmal: Roads in drought hit Yavatmal district were washed with water because the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis was going to visit! Thousands of liters of water was wasted in order to do this.

The Chief Minister was to visit Sarul village in Babhulgaon taluka. The whole village was decorated in preparation for his arrival. The village gram panchayat office, school and dispensary were decorated. However the public works department decided to wash the road with drinking water.

In many villages in drought struck Yavatmal, it is a struggle to find drinking water. In such a situation, they wasted water by pouring it on the roads using tankers - not once, but four times!

 

Translated from report in Marathi on ABP Majha

The ongoing project to help the Vidarbha farmers has reached its third phase. The third phase will focus on building a fund which will be used to provide interest free loans for the farmers in distress. Together we have raised about 7.8 lakhs and we are short of 2.2 lakhs towards reaching our goal of 10 lakhs. Thank you for all the support

You can donate: milaap.org/campaigns/help-the-vidarbha-farmers 

The first two phases concentrated mostly around

1) Providing immediate relief to the farmer suicide victims: From paying tuition fees to providing medical help to buying seeds, almost 4 lakhs of amount was disbursed towards this.

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2) Conducting Samwad Yatra to reach out to farmers in distress:

The second phase of the project which is to conduct the Samvad Yatra taken up by Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samithi, headed by Kishore Tiwari ji. The goal of the samvad yatra is to mass mobilization of distressed farmers and contacting victims of . The yatra was started on April 11th covering more than 32 villages in three talukas of yavatmal. This will culminate on May 1st which is the Maharasthra formation day and will be marked as betrayal day Vishwas-Ghat Divas. Approximately 2 lakh rupees were spent towards this.

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