He Lived to Die Another Day


He Lived to Die Another Day

Illustration: Namaah/ Arré


amrao Chavan’s story started with a small prayer, a tiny ambition.

He grew soya with the help of a motor and a pipeline to channel water from the well. It insured him against the temperamental rain gods of Latur. The pitiful kharif output of soyabean last year had yielded only three to four sacks from four-and-a-half acres of ancestral land and the rabi crop had been destroyed by a hailstorm. Soya was his hope. He took the brave step of taking a loan of ₹1 lakh from IDBI Bank to set up the pipeline.