The financial crisis has plunged Madhya Pradesh in such a condition that one of them had to resort to use his daughters as bulls to plough his farms. In a photograph, which has now gone viral, a farmer in Sehore's Basantpur Pangri can be seen using his two daughters instead of oxen to plough the fields.
"Don't have enough money to buy oxen, ploughing fields to sow of maize crop. Daughter left studies after 8th standard," Sardar Barela, farmer, told news agency ANI.
The embarrassed district administration has swung into action and has offered every possible help to resolve the crisis.
Speaking to media, after the post went viral, District Public Relations Officer Sehore, said that the administration has instructed Barela to not to use children for such activities. he also ensured that the district is looking into the matter and will offer 'whatever help he can be given'.
Madhya Pradesh farmers' have been in deep crisis due to two consecutive droughts followed by piling loans and low minimum support price. Their recent protest in Mandsaur had resulted in large scale violence and unrest in the region.
Don't have enough money to buy oxen, ploughing fields to sow of maize crop. Daughter left studies after 8th standard: Sardar Barela, farmer pic.twitter.com/ofsRIa0DsA— ANI (@ANI_news) July 9, 2017