Maharashtra turns 55 today

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Mumbai: As Maharashtra celebrates 55 years of statehood today, the plight of the thousands of farm widows remains a blot on the state’s record. Travelling through the suicide belt of Vidarbha, it was found that many like 31-year-old farm widow Aparna Malikar have decided to join the system to fight the apathy. Aparna has recently been elected to the panchayat.