Monday, 12 August 2013

Two Aid Starved Vidarbha Farmers Suicide reported in a Day

Two Aid Starved Vidarbha Farmers Suicide reported in a Day

NAGPUR: 12th  August 2013

Having lost all hopes of recovery of standing crop two more aid starved farmers committed suicide in agrarian crisis prone west vidarbha region of Maharashtra ,they are identified as  Rambhau Bapurao Borkhede of vilage sawali in manora taluka of washim district and Madhukar Gangaram Shivnakar of village Dahegoan in Ralegoan taluka of yavatmal district  both washim and yavatmal where flood has damaged the crop and Maharashtra chief minister Prathiraj chavan has announced the relief package Rs.2000 crore but hostile and corrupt administration has been  denying d Govt. announced relief aid resulting in these farm suicides taking toll to 516 in year 2013 , Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed today .

“All party MPs delegation last week met Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohansingh and Agri. minister sharad pawar demanded immediate central relief of Rs.2000 crore  and collectors of all districts were asked take fresh survey of flood affected and flood salvaged area but none of IAS Babus have not  moved out of A/C cabins and   all survey are being done on office table resulting e 5 million families in vidarbha who are facing starvation and heavy damages to main  crop of cotton, soya, paddy and tur in more than million hector failed to give aid  to dying masses if apathy of administration is continued ground situation likely fuel more distress and more farm suicides  are feared if immediate central intervention is not reached to dying vidarbha flood hit people” Tiwari added.  

The unseen record rain in drought prone vidarbha has been creating havoc and more than 170 people killed and one lac  families homeless and massive damage to standing crop  in an around 5 million hector amounting more than Rs.20,000 crore hence Maharashtra Govt. being urged to give relief to 2 billion rain-flood hit population  of vidrabha  as flood-hit are in urgent need of food, compensation, fresh credit and medical help , Tiwari added.

Vidarbha rain-flood crisis needs integrated relief package that should address compensation crop damages to all farmers as rain is till continued  the flood victims are crying for help and property ,credit restoration and fresh crop loan to vidarbha  farmers ,food security for all effected families under antyodaya, free health services  and 100% reimbursement of  fees for higher professional education is need of the hour, Tiwari  urged Maharashtra CM but local administration ground report is not in line with crisis .

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