Monday, 20 April 2015

Six more Vidarbha Farmers Suicide Reported in last 72 hours – Govt. hostile approach responsible Farm crisis –VJAS

Six more Vidarbha Farmers Suicide Reported in last 72 hours – Govt. hostile approach responsible Farm crisis  –VJAS

Dated -21st April 2015

Vidarbha agrarian crisis has been further deepen when six more debt-trapped ill-fated farmers suicides reported in last 72 hours  and as per reports these victims are Sheshrao Ghumankar of village Shivani and Vinod Akunkar of village Ashta both in Yavatmal, Prahlad Shinde of village Chinewada in Gondia, Pramod Bhoyar of Sewagram in Wardha ,Vijay Deshkar of Katlabori in Chandrapur ,Kashinath Thembare in Kurha in Washim taking toll to 452  in 2015 alone till 20th april that vidarbha every eight hours on innocent farmer is killed themselves due to despair and distress as hostile administration has denied relief aid to 3 million drought hit farmers ,farm activist group Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS)  convener  Kishor Tiwari  informed quoting reported published regional daily this week .

‘Hostile approach and complete apathy of central and state govt. us responsible for ongoing suicide as they failed to take any corrective steps even after they received survey done by administration in January  2015 of around  2 million Vidarbha farmers of six district Amravati division around  4 lacs 50,000 are found in deep distress, Tiwari said


Even after local administration warned the Govt in the survey report these 4.5 lacs farm families who are classified as in acute distress type A are prone to suicide if causes of distress and despair are not addressed, main cause of  distress are mounting debt as survey revealed that around 93 % farmers are in debt and issues of heavy losses due to crop failure and low market price of cotton ,critical health, daughter’s  marriage, this high time for Govt. fresh farm credit and  Food and health security to all distressed , Higher MSP to cotton but Babus are spending thousands of crores on irrigation which is nothing but rehabilitation package for ministers and contractors ,Tiwari added.

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