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Sanket Jain


Thomson Reuters Foundation

Sanket Jain is a freelance journalist for the Thomson Reuters Foundation

February 06, 2023

For the first time in over a century, no crops are growing on the Nave family's land in western India - and 25-year-old Nitin Nave feels guilty for failing to uphold their farming legacy.

Last year, Nave and his three brothers - who own nine acres of farmland in Dhule, Maharashtra - only harvested 50kg of pearl millet, a far cry from the 2,500kg of various crops from sorghum to soybeans they used to reap each year before increasingly erratic and unpredictable weather ruined their livelihood.