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Wardha is named after the river Wardha, which flows through the region. In 1960 Wardha became a district of the newly formed state of Maharashtra. Wardha district in the Vidharba region. The People of Wardha are mainly dependant on farming as their primary source of livelihood. The agricultural practices followed in this region are archaic and unsustainable. Little attempt has been made to adopt sustainable agriculture practices or adapt to new market trends. Since the income generation from agriculture is low, large number of farmers are barely able to make ends meet and their ability to take risks is very limited. Farmers are debt ridden and have lost hope in agriculture being a gainful source of income. Small industries like textile mills, weaving, ginning and pressing, handloom and leather tanning, are some of the other industries in this area. However despite a high level of education the youth do not have many lucrative opportunities and there is a general sense of dejection with the state of livelihood options. Also the people are resigned to their fate and are less motivated to get out of their miserable condition. Perhaps all these pressures may have led to the notorious spate of farmer's suicides in Vidharba, in the recent past. With the lack of opportunities for alternate livelihoods, the youth especially, want to migrate out of the villages in pursuit of better opportunities.

In 2011, the total population of Wardha is 1.29 million (12,96,157), out of the total Wardha population 4,20,873 population (32.47%) lives in urban regions whereas 8,75,284 population (67.52 %) of Wardha districts lives in rural areas of district. The total geographical area of Wardha district is 6309 square km 62900 ha out of which 426200 ha area is under cultivation. Around 383300 ha area is covered under Kharif season and 43600 ha area is under Rabi season and 128326 ha of land under irrigation

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