Friday, October 16, 2009

Another black diwali vidarbha cotton farmers

Another black diwali vidarbha cotton farmers
Nagpur -17th October 2009
DIWALI is not for Soybean and cotton farmers in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha region have planned to boycott Diwali, the festival of lights, this year after crop failure and very less yields,due to delayed monsoons, poor rainfall and pest attacks, the crop has been damaged this year.
as farmers have no bringing and selling their crop resulting distress sale below minimum support price MSP as it has been reported by daily sakal in nagpur today and

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वणीत खासगी कापूस खरेदीला सुरवात
सकाळ वृत्तसेवा
Friday, October 16th, 2009 AT 12:10 AM
वणी (जि. यवतमाळ) - दिवाळीच्या तोंडावर येथील खासगी व्यापाऱ्यांनी कापूस खरेदी सुरू केली असून, आज (ता. 15) पहिल्या दिवशी 2,751 रुपये क्विंटल असा भाव मिळाला. 41 बैलगाड्या, 15 टेम्पो, मेटॅडोर कापूस विक्रीसाठी दाखल झाले असून, पहिल्या पाच शेतकऱ्यांना शाल व श्रीफळ देऊन खरेदीला सुरवात करण्यात आली. कापसाला 2,751 रुपये क्विंटल भाव मिळाल्याने शेतकऱ्यांत नाराजी दिसून आली. मात्र, समोर असलेल्या दिवाळीची सोय करण्याच्या उद्देशाने शेतकरी कापूस घेऊन कृषी उत्पन्न बाजार समितीमध्ये हजर झाल्याचे दिसून आले. बापू गोहणे (मानवडी), बाबाराव गौरकार (वीरकुंड), दादाजी टोंगे (कोरबी मारेगाव), गुलाब राजूरकर (डोंगरगाव) व गणेश गुप्ता (वणी) यांना आज प्रथम मान मिळाला. प्रदीप निखाडे, नि. ल. झाडे, के. ल. कुलटे, ल. ना. बोंडे, ज. क. वैद्य, रेखा निमकर, सविता मिलमिले, सु. रू. धानोरकर, नि. श. गावंडे, संजीवरेड्डी बोदकुलवार, श. प. दगडी, म. का. लडके यांच्यासह खासगी व्यापारी व शेतकरी यावेळी उपस्थित होते. आज (ता. 15) अंदाजे 1,000 क्विंटल कापसाची आवक झाल्याचे सांगण्यात आले. यावर्षी कापसाची आवक कमी प्रमाणात होणार, असा अंदाज चर्चेतून दिसून आला. निवडणुकीच्या धामधुमीत ग्रामीण शेतकरी आपली सर्व कामे बाजूला सारून रणधुमाळीत रंगले होते. पण, मतदान होताच कापूस खरेदीला सुरवात झाल्याने शेतकरी पुन्हा घरच्या काळजीत दिसून येत आहेत.
this is another black diwali for the farmers as daily Tarun Bharat in nagpur today reported that on the eve of diwali theree farmers committed suicides as reports made available by VJAS ,here is the News Item

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VJAS has urged GOI to provide immediate relief dying vidarbha farmers as there is no supply of food grain under PDS to BPL families in last two months in vidarbha that's resulted black diwali of farm workers too.
procurement centers should be opened without delay in order to stop distress sale of cotton as this will trigger new spate of cotton farmers suicides adding fuel to on going agrarian crisis in the region ,kishore tiwati of VJAS urged the administration today.

the ground reality too serious to express as it has been reported today in local media via ANI that
A majority of the farmers have invested their money on the crops, but have incurred losses. Therefore, this year, they have decided to boycott Diwali celebrations. “Diwali is for high-class people and not for us. This year, we didn’t have good crop yields. Most of the crops have bee damaged. Whatever money we had, we have invested it on crops,” said Datta Shirke, a farmer. Soyabean crops are usually ready for the market before Diwali. But this year, due to delay in crop cutting, the crop is still lying in the fields. Besides, pests have also damaged the crop. “We had some hope this year of receiving a good crop. Then, we could have celebrated Diwali. But now that all our crops are destroyed, we are in no mood to celebrate Diwali. We have no money to spend during this festival,” said Manohar Nagose, another farmer. By Sunil Dhage

Now elections are over and huge cry of political parties on vidarbha cottton farmer s suicide is also over hence the ground situation is much more hostile as we are left to count the farm suicide figure ,tiwari added.

VJAS urged international community to save vidarbha farmers.

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