Crisis of Prices and Crop Loan Worsen in Maharashtra : NDA Government urged to Intervene
Yavatmal -14 June 2014
The jubilation of distressed dry-land vidarbha farmers is loosing its shine in last one moth as farmers are being forced to sale sorghum, groundnut ,soybean and cotton below the minimum support price (MSP) where as farmers in vidarbha are not finding buyers for good quality sorghum, groundnut even at the half price of MSP same is condition crop loan disbursement by banks which is less 10% even after repeated announcements of pending crop loan reconstruction by state Govt.
'this is first time in last decade the rates sorghum, groundnut ,soybean and cotton have crashed even-after poor monsoon predicament and non-disbursement crop loan to farmers is being looked as part of state Govt. conspiracy with help traders to punish framers who have voted them out of power hence we are asking Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi to intervene for procurement of sorghum, groundnut ,soybean and cotton at MSP and ask NABARD to expedite crop loan disbursement" Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan samiti (VJAS) ,vidarbha farmers activist group informed today.
'after soybean and cotton crop failed ,farmers hopes were with sorghum and groundnut crop but prevailing rates are too low to imagination more over there is no buyers at these hostile rates that is adding fuel to the existing despair hence we need healing touch from center .one side in west vidarbha administration has declared drought and announced reconstruction pending crop loan but there are no orders with bankers hence only 10% farmers could mange to get fresh crop loan hence we need immediate review of worsening agrarian crisis in vidarbha region' Tiwari said.
This is complete agony that when PM was discussing expected food crisis due poor monsoon same time crisis driven farmers are forced sale agriculture produce like paddy ,pluses , sorghum and groundnut at throw way prices ,this is serious issue which is indicates that the complete agrarian economy is being controlled by handful market forces hence major task of NDA Govt. to curb these mafias first ,Tiwari added.
In Maharashtra it is reported that cotton crop cultivation area to cross one lakh hector after PM has indicated that new formula of calculating MSP by adding input cost and 50% profit of net investment but ground condition of procurement like today where farmers are desperately offloading sorghum, groundnut,paddy and pluses will fuel the crisis and restart the farm suicide spirel,Tiwari warned the union Govt. with request to take regulatory measures