Six more vidarbha farmers suicides reported in lasr 48 hours
Massive crop failure of main cash crop cotton and soybean now sudden slash in procurement prices of both cotton and soybean by the cartel of traders on the ground of quality of rain touch cotton and soybean is too poor to give minimum support price (MSP) and there is not state intervention of procurement @ MSP has restarted farm suicides spiral in west vidarbha as six more farmers suicides reported in last 48 hours identified as
1.Mohan Asawar of Village Pimpari in Amaravati
2.Vinod Leote Both of Village Tiwasa in Amaravati
3.Sahebrao Thakare of Village Belkhed in Yavatmal
4. Nerchand Rathode of Village Kothari in Yavatmal
5.Sopan Zore of Village Khurad in Wardha
6.Vinod Badal of Village Dalpatpur in Wardha
Earlier in the three days of Diwali festival seven more farmers killed themselves due to prevailing despair and distress and were widely reported ,they are
7.Ganesh Kutarmare of chikani in yavatmal
8.Laxman Bhayar of Titzada in yavatmal
9.Ashok Tathe of Zullar in Yavatmal
10.Bharat Ade of Parsoda in Yavatmal
11. Ramesh Wadatkar Yasambha in Wardha
12.Devidas Thakare of sorta in Wardha
13.Vithalrao ladhi of Aarambha in Wardha
Taking toll to 693 inyear 2013 ,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 .
“This is there is excessive record rain since July and flood has salvaged 50% crop of cotton soybean then returning rain in first week of October has damaged the remaining cotton and standing soybean crop resulting in massive despair and gloom in rural vidarbha and there is no intervention from state from are forced to sale both soybean and cotton in throw away price much below the MSP ,traders are giving reason of poor quality and moisture as main cause of much lower prices but in fact market rates are much higher and this is clear exploitation with due support from Govt. hence there will be much more distress sale resulting more farm suicides due to huge economic losses hence vidarbha farmers and farmers widows are pressing for compensation to tune of actual losses ,higher support price for cotton and soybean i.e. @ Rs.6000/ quintal and @5000/quintal ” Tiwari said.
Must awaited central Govt. relief announcement of done union Agri. Minister Sharad Pawar of Rs.922 crore has added fuel to the agrarian crisis as this is toll little to compensate the huge losses of crop and properties ,will increase despair and distress as all announcements are turning out to be hoax for example in August Maharashtra Chief Minister announced Rs.2000 crore relief aid but till date nothing has been released more over local administration is shamelessly is Rs.80 to Rs.100 relief cheque rubbing the salt on the wounds of dying farmers who lost complete crop, home and cattle as there are more than 3 million flood effected farmers and others hence it is obvious this aid is peanut ,Tiwari said
Vidarbha where more than million acres of land has been eroded and crop lost amounting more than Rs.20,000 crore but announced relief by centre and state for Vidarbha is merge Rs.2800 crore which is too less to repair damaged roads and bridges on a large scale and need urgent repairs and will need more money for property damage compensation hence massive crop damages are likely to ignored as final assessment report of state govt. has not been submitted and farmers are crying for help, Tiwari said
Earlier too 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, Tiwari said.