These pictures were shot before the implementation of the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act. However, even now you find young girls doing such backbreaking work in these areas.
With the note ban crippling money orders, migrant workers in Maharashtra are unable to send cash home to hungry families.
As demonetisation woes deepen, an Osmanabad bank does little to recover Rs 352 crores owed by two sugar factories, but threatens 20,000 farmers who owe it Rs 180 crores with public humiliation.
The government’s demonetisation has devastated farmers, landless labourers, pensioners, petty traders and many others across Maharashtra.
At 94, a forgotten hero of India’s struggle for freedom returns to the scene of his most daring exploit in the anti-British Raj uprising that saw a parallel government established in Satara, Maharashtra, in 1943.