Sunday, 15 September 2013

Four Farmers suicides reported on first day of Sharad Pawar’s Vidarbha Tour : Farm widows failed to get Audience

NAGPUR: 15th September 2013

Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar who is touring agrarian crisis hit region vidarbha after gap of seven years since he came with PM in July 2006,yesterday announced that the central relief aid  to Vidarbha farmers may take a month or so has triggered four  aid starved and deb trapped distressed farmers suicides as till date state Govt. failed to give single Paisa after CM made announcement of Rs.2000 crore last month  and as per media reports they are

1. Chintaman bolane of village Hitkheda in Gondia
2. Pravin Umekar of village tebhurkheda in Amravati
3.Manoj Madavi of vllage khairi in Yavatmal
4.Damodhar Kalaskar of village chikhalsawangi in Amaravati ,

 taking  toll to 628 in this year and since 2006 after central intervention in the agrarian crisis and year wise official farm suicide figure are

Vidarbha farm suicides since PM Package 
2006: 1,448
2007: 1,246
2008: 1,268
2009: 916
2010: 748
2011: 918
2012: 916
2013: (Till 13th September—628)=TOTAL=8088

Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed today, urging Indian Govt. provide aid to tackle very pathetic situation as state Govt. failed to give any healing touch to dying farming community which is crying for food, medicine and relief aid.

Vidarbha where more than million acres of land has been eroded and crop lost amounting more than Rs.20,000 crore but Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has already submitted a proposal seeking Rs1,180 crore for Vidarbha
while roads and bridges have been damaged on a large scale and need urgent repairs but till date final assessment report  of state govt. has not been submitted

When Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh visited vidarbha on 1st July 2006 for announcing vidarbha relief package of Rs.3750 and he told the farm widows that his visit to give healing touch to distressed farmers  but  all promises given by him went in vain  and complete relief package followed by farm loan waiver failed to address the farm suicide issue failed miserably and his so called ‘Healing Touch’ has given more pain and despair now Indian Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar is on three day “Farm suicide tourism”  with same slogan that his tour is not political one and he is visiting flood hit region to give healing touch to dying farmers but farmers are requesting him not to rub the salt to their wounds by giving to promises and creating rosy picture as it’s trigger more suicide as when PM promise of farm credit ,direct aid and restoration to  sustainable agriculture and livelihood of agrarian community turned to be hoax ,

‘Farmer’s suicide for Rs.1000/-: Vidarbha Farm widows failed to get  audience

Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad pawar today visited  Pandharkawada and on the same road at village pimplapur on Pola festival tribal farmer sadashiv kihnake committed suicide as he could not arrange Rs.1000/- for festival ,his widows mangala was waiting more over she came to pandharkawada to have meeting with Pawar but Babus faiiled to arrange it more over 45 car and z+ security convoy passed farm house of  Nagorao Soyam of village Pathari who hanged himself as there was no food and  mounting debt and despair took his life here also Pawar failed to visit ast administration ignored the request of village panchayat to avoid humiliation as till date no officer visited his house , Tiwari added.  
All expert panels and committees recommended urgent intervention in farm credit ,hiking support price of cotton ,providing alternative holistic sustainable to this MNCs dominated Gm seed and toxic chemical farming hence vidarbha  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  added.

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