Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday said the BJP-led government in the state had succeeded in curbing the farmer suicides by 40 percent in the worst-affected Yavatmal district of Vidarbha.
“With `Baliraja Chetna Abhiyan’ we are able to reduce number of farmer suicides by almost 40 percent in this most- affected Yavatmal district, and our efforts will not cease till we ensure that not a single farmer takes the extreme step,” he said.
Fadnavis was speaking after inaugurating a new administrative building at Kalamb in the district. He also performed Bhumi-pujan for rejuvenation of Chakrawati river and a 132 KV power substation there.
“We are happy that due to `Jal-yukt Shivar Abhiyan’ (water conservation scheme), this year Rabi sowing area expanded and farmers are using water from (newly created) storages,” he said.