Maharashtra farmers resort to distress sale of cattleApril 12, 2016 10:37
The Sunday markets in the villages bordering Beed and Aurangabad in Maharashtra are witnessing distress sale of cattle, with farmers resorting to desperate measures to cope with the acute shortage of fodder and water.
For some, the sale of cattle is important to wipe off debt, and others need money to perform marriages at home. Most farmers arriving at the markets had already lost some of their cattle to the searing drought, while others had run out of fodder and water.
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