This is festival season in India, but celebrations are not meant for all citizens, especially farmers of the country. In Maharastra, thousand of debt-ridden farmers have been committed suicide.
Farmers, in almost every state, are living in bad condition. The government is making mockery of their poverty. in UP, they are being doled out cheques worth Rs three as drought relief by an apathetic government.
In Maharastra, farmers are so poor that they cannot even manage bulls for farming. One of the farmers even forced to take the roll of a bullock to plough his fields to survive.
Farmers across India are hapless and government is ignoring its real gems who feed billions of Indians.
CNN IBN has reported another heartbreaking story from drought-hit Dindori district, Madhya Pradesh. The Baiga tribal women farmers have found different way to please Rain God. They ploughed their fields half-naked for hours.
The farmers of that area were completely ignored and rejected by the government and when there was no way left to survive, they opted for the spiritual way to get rains.
Tiahu Lal Bahelia, one of the women farmers, said,
no body helped us. the rains did not come this year and our crop failed. The government did not do anything for us.
So, we are trying to help ourselves by pleasing the rain god. The children are dying of hunger. Leaves of trees are our food.
During the spiritual practice, menfolk were sitting outside the field. Women wielded plough with no cloth on the upper half of their bodies. After that, villagers worshiped a frog, dip it in water and use that water to sprinkle the fields.
The Rich people are becoming richer and poor people are becoming poorer. The hiatus are becoming wider day-by-day and government is ignoring it. It would become more agonizing if not been cared now.