Sugarcane grower Nilesh Kadam has abandoned plans to buy a tractor. He doesn't have enough money, like many Indian farmers hit by erratic weather and sliding prices for the cotton, soybean and rubber they produce.
Tougher times in rural communities spell bad news for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who swept to power last May with a promise of "better days" - new jobs and development to lift hundreds of millions of Indians out of poverty.
"I was expecting a hike in cane prices this year, but mills are paying 20 percent less than last year. I don't have enough money to buy even a motorcycle, let alone a tractor," says the 29-year-old Maharashtrian farmer.
It's not just the weather gods and capricious markets that are to blame for the hardship besetting Kadam's village of Padali, 280 kilometers (170 miles) south of Mumbai. A shift in government spending ordered by Modi is also hitting rural consumers and the industries that serve them.