In Drought-Prone Maharashtra, This Farmer Leaves His Entire Crop for Birds to Feed On Manabi Katoch November 4, 2015 Animal Welfare, Inspirational, Maharashtra Ashok Sonule and his family struggle every day to feed twelve mouths. But, whereas most farmers in the vicinity have barren fields, his are lush with jowar. And what does he do with it? Leaves the entire harvest to feed birds. He has not even installed a scarecrow and ensures the water bowl is always full for the thirsty birds.