Organic Farming | VOL.14, ISSUE 83 May-June 2013 |

Organic Farming in Vidarbha

For this septuagenarian farmer, practicing organic farming is a way of life. At 76, Maniklal Mantri, starts work at 8 in the morning traveling around 12 km on his gearless-two-wheeler to reach his farm, a borrowed tract of land near his village in Utkhed located at Morshi Taluka of Amravati District in Maharashtra. Although farmer suicides in Amravati district have dropped to 159 in 2013 as compared to 270 in 2006, suicide of cotton farmers is common in the Vidarbha...

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