What is Sanjeevani?

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Sanjeevani, in Hindu mythology, is a magical herb which has the power to cure and revive a dead person. 

The project took inspiration from this positive meaning because it intends to improve the socio-economical situation of Indian farmers and reduce suicide rate in the state of Maharashtra.

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Why Indian farmers commit suicide?

Their socio-economic conditions have been compromised because of 
scarce crop productivity, which brought them falling into debts.

The main causes are:

WATER
MANAGEMENT

Very often Indian agriculture depends on nature because irrigation facilities... 

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GM
CROPS

The GM seeds introduced in India are modified in order to prevent pests' attacks to crops...

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SOCIO-CULTURAL  FACTORS

Very In a country like India, socio-cultural factors are relevant. Families have to face high expenses...

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Every 30 minutes an

Indian Farmer kill himself !

It is estimated that more than a quarter of a million Indian farmers have committed suicide in the last 16 years—the largest wave of recorded suicides in human history. A great number of those affected are cash crop farmers, and cotton farmers in particular. In 2009 alone, the most recent year for which official figures are available, 17,638 farmers committed suicide—that’s one farmer every 30 minutes.

Where?

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