Situated in Maharashtra, Latur lies in the Marathawada region and is 500 km away from Mumbai. The city functions majorly within its industrial and agricultural sectors and has seen a rapid increase in its economy over the last couple of years. Despite of trying to improve the literacy rate in town, the average still remains to be only 79 per cent and that has led to an increase in the poverty rate of Latur.
In addition, there are reports that assert the increased number of HIV/AIDS sufferer in the city; Latur is one of the cities that have an estimate of having about 25,000 children with the same disease. This has led to major discrimination in the city and people with even a hint of the illness are deprived of opportunities to earn a livelihood.