Ranga’s family has second largest land holding (40 acre) in Ramanwadi village. Yet, due to scarcity of irrigation water Ranga was forced to work as power loom operator 85 km away from his village, Ramanwadi. Separation from family, abuse from owner, work in hellish condition, Ranga entangled in unending financial trap. Read how Ranga after 13 long years, again got settled with his family at his village Ramanwadi and is cultivating land for 12 months a year.
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Maruti A. Patil and his family are from Ramanwadi Village, Radhanagari Tehsil, Kolhapur District; M.S. Venu Madhuri is working with Ramanwadi villagers since 2001, to make Ramanwadi into a village of local self-sufficiency..
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Ashok stays with his parents and brothers at Ramanwadi. This joint family of 3 married brothers with parents and children had no agriculture land of their own. This family use to do monsoon agriculture on hired land giving 50% of the produce to the owner. Because of no water for irrigation agriculture was only done during 4 months of monsoon. Rest of the year all the family members use to go for daily wages to downhill village Fejiwade located 3 km from Ramanwadi.
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Vasanti stayed with her 2 sons at Ramanwadi. Financial situation forced her husband to stay and work at Ichalkaranji on power looms. It was very difficult for her to maintain the family. Her husband was not able to support her financially. She and her family had no land for agriculture. Available lands on rent were useless because of no water for irrigation
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