Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Farmer-in-Maharashtra-27MZIFJ6DXBP5.htmlConceptually similarFarmer at Dried Burnt Field in Beed DistrictGP0STPOTUCompleted★★★★Dried Drains of Bindusara Dam in MaharashtraGP04MTACompleted★★★★Family Migrating in MaharashtraGP0STPOU9Completed★★★★Power Plant in MaharashtraGP0STPOTOCompleted★★★★Dried Canal from the Khadka Barrage in IndiaGP04MT5Completed★★★★Cattle Camp in MaharashtraGP04MTCCompleted★★★★Water Stored at a Cattle Camp in MaharashtraGP04MTLCompleted★★★★Woman in Fodder Camp in MaharashtraGP04MTRCompleted★★★★Dried Drains of Mahasangvi Talab in MaharashtraGP04MT9Completed★★★★View AllGP0STPOU6Farmer in MaharashtraSharad Bapurao Gaekwad (30) of Sukli village, Beed district, has sugarcane in 1 acre and 6 acres of cotton. Irrigation for these crops is from a deep bore well, which is around 300 feet in depth. The poor rainfall and low yield from the deep bore well in his farm led to the loss of crop in the last season. Sharad says that he has lost around INR 90000 because of poor yields in the sugar cane crop.Locations:Asia-India-Maharashtra-South AsiaDate:7 Mar, 2016Credit:© Subrata Biswas / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4500px X 3000pxKeywords:Agricultural land-Climate (campaign title)-Climate change-Climate change impacts-Day-Drought-Dry-Farmers-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Men-Natural disasters-One person-Outdoors-WaterShoot:Drought in Maharashtra, IndiaThe State Government of Maharashtra has already declared 15747 villages of 12183 Gram Panchayats in 21 districts as drought affected, under relevant State regulations in October 2015.Solapur is an arid district with normal rainfall averaging about 500 mm, which is quite low. The sugar cane cultivation in Solapur district and the sugar processing factories consume a huge volume of the stored water from Ujjani Dam. The drinking water needs of Solapur town is also met by the dam. The 2015 monsoon provided a paltry 200 mm of rainfall, making it one of the worse affected districts in the drought of 2015-16.