Thursday, August 27, 2009

Rain fail to reduce despair as six more west Vidarbha farmers committed suicide in last two days

Rain fail to reduce despair as six more west Vidarbha farmers committed suicide in last two days

VJAS urged UPA chief Smt. Sonia Gandhi for urgent intervention

Nagpur-27th august 2009,

The monsoon arrival after 25 days of dry spell in west vidarbha failed to reduce the despair and gloom among 3 million cotton growers as six more ill-fated farmer suicides reported in last two days 2 each from Yavatmal,Washim and Amravati districts which are most effected in the on going agrarian crisis which has claimed more 6340 farm suicide since 2005 .

The recent victims of continuous apathy and administrative negligence involved in prime minister relief package fro west vidarbha farmers are facing complete crop failure due to drought are

1.Shiram Waghade in Yavatmal District
2.Shayrao Rathode in Yavatmal District
3.Kisan Jamkar in Washim District.
4.Sunil Chavan in Washim District.

5.Ashok Tigane in Amaravati District

6. Ruprao Hire in Amaravati District

This take toll of vidarbha farm suicide in the month of august to 42 which is steep rise after the recent decline in the spiral cotton farmers suicides started from June -2005
,kishore tiwari Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti informed in press note today.

Vidarbha is staring at the worst ever drought this year with an unprecedented short fall in monsoon rain , pest epidemic destroying standing crop and steep decline in ground water level as these four-month (June-September) monsoon is the main source of water for irrigation in the vidarbha as more than 90% farmers are dry land farmers involved in BT.cotton cultivation which recommended for the sowing in the assured irrigated land hence nature seems to have turning against Vidarbha this year as with half of the kharif season is over, the region has received less than 40% of the normal rainfall, the total yield is likely to effected by 50% ,Tiwari added.

“Total apathy of local Govt. and administration has beeen the main cause of recent despair along with on going massive corruption in relief package in by Indian prime minister to west vidarbha farmers as nobody is monitoring the progress in PMO even after Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh has promised to do so. The fuctioing of Maharshtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is too hostile to allow him to continue as CM for a day as Govt. has more than Rs.100 crore to give various schemes announced by the state in last ten days but same govt. has no moey to give food grain and health care even after the it’s own rented one committee of Dr.Narendra Jadhav ”kishor tiwari of VJAS added.

VJAS has urged UPA chief Smt. Sonia Gandhi to visit west vidarbha abd review the situation after the prime minister relief package and mega loan waiver as corruption in package and complete failure of bankers to provide fresh crop loan to farmers is adding fuel in existing despair gloom in already distressed farmers hence we want urgent relief from administration ,Tiwari added.


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