A Maharashtra Government report has said that thirty-four farmers committed suicide in Marathwada region of the state in the last eight days. The region has seen below-average rainfall this monsoon so far. Data compiled by the Aurangabad Divisional Commissioner showed that 34 farmers ended their lives in eight districts of Marathwada during last eight days, though the cause has not been ascertained in every case yet.
As many as 580 farmer suicides have been reported in Marathwada since 1st January till August 15, with Beed district having maximum 107 suicides. The report also mentioned that kharif crops in the region are in trouble because of lack of rains.