India is an agrarian country with around 70% of its people depending directly or indirectly upon agriculture. As much as 79.5% of India’s farmland relies on flooding during monsoon season, so inadequate rainfall can cause droughts, making crop failure more common. In regions that have experienced droughts, crop yields have declined, and food for cattle has become scarcer. Agricultural regions that have been affected by droughts have subsequently seen their suicide rates increase.
Apeksha initiated the Kisan Mitra Central India is a network of 37 NGOs from Vidharbha, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh who have come together on one platform to initiate some serious efforts to address the agrarian crisis which is continuing in the region. As well as Kisan Mitra in working with the in solidarity with the alliance sanghatan in all over India. It has initiated efforts towards generation of livelihood means for the farmers with focus on economically viable and sustainable agriculture. Kisan mitra network actively involved in rural development activities through sustainable and innovative models of agriculture thereby reviving the trend of suicides and migration in these areas. With the cognizance of the issue among the international community and studies undertaken to understand the causes and solutions to the issue, the network has become important in unraveling the ground realities affecting a pragmatic approach to resolve this issue.