Denied Relief Aid in Budget Nine more Drought hit vidarbha farmers committed suicide in a day taking toll to 19 in last three days
Nagpur-27th march 2010
Maharashtra state Govt. in which direct relief to 3 million drought hit farmers of more than 15,000 villages has shown very shocking gloomy reaction when nine more vidarbha farmers reported today as per reports most of farmers are killed themselves due to huge debt in some cases health and daughter marriage crisis has caused havoc “farmers after severe crop failure were expecting financial relief and at least interest waiver on last year over due crop loan along with food security ,health facility to critically ill members of distressed farming community and provision for direct financial assistance to daughter marriage but finance minister has skipped the most need relief more over failed to give free fodder and potable water promise to dying people of vidarbha ,this is unfortunate as these are farmers suicides are being forced by the malfunctioning of state Govt.” alleged kishore tiwari of vidarbha janandolan samiti(VJAS) who are tracking these farm suicides since 1997 .
‘we are expecting central intervention to stop this mass genocide of innocent farmers who are victims of wrong policies promoted by state as in dry land area rain sensitive crop like Bt.cotton is being cultivated in more than 95% area causing huge financial losses to the cotton farmers and water crisis in the area. We have demanding the ban on rain sensitive crop in this region and promotion of food crop in all rain fed area of vidarbha since 2004 but nobody is giving any attention to this serious demand resulting more and more farm suicides in the region ‘ Tiwari added,
Today nine farmers who committed due to distress and prevailing despair after crop failure and severe drought condition , and reported are
1.Tukaram Bawane of Mansawali in Wardha
2.Baba Rathode of Khandala in Yavatmal
3.Sanjay Pawar of Takarkheda in Amaravati
4.Ramesh Telgote of Kaheneri in
5.Kashiram Dawange of Khamgoan in Buldhana
6.Raju Aagdare of Waditekadi in
7.Krishannarao Aasode of Shedurjanabazar in Amaravati
8.Anil Nasare of Kharsakhanda in Wardha
9.Rajkumar Bhendarkar of Khunari in Bhandara
Earlier In last two days Vidarbha Jan andolan Samiti (VJAS) reported ten more vidarbha farmers identified as under .
Earlier reported yesterday
10.ganesh parnate of aagar in
11.pritilala thakaray of dongarla in bhandara
12.bhanudas kamble of dhamangoan(rly) in amaravati
13.atul lawale of haturna in amaravati
14.laxman tekam of mangi in yavatmal
15.Arun satput of bhatali in chandrapur
16.Dilip kheratkar of parsodi in chandrapur
17.Arun tupatkar of pimpari-kalaga in Yavatmal
18.Puran rahgandale of makhetola In bhandara
19.Bhagwan bhatpakhale of Kubhari In buldhana
Here is year was of vidarbha farmers suicide data
Vidarbha farmers suicides
“In vidarbha more than 7300 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra since 2004 official figure of Govt. of India and majority of farmers are dry land region vidarbha and marathawada ,this year there is severe crop failure due to drought as more than 20000 villages have officially declared drought hit by Maharashtra Govt and despair in amounting to suicide due to apathy of administration toward the crisis ” Tiwari added
State Govt. declared drought in 15460 villages in vidarbha due to complete crop failure and declared relief measures on paper hence VJAS urged Indian Prime Minister intervention in vidarbha agrarian crisis to address the dying farmers and to provide free health care, food security, rural employment, fodder to save dying cattle ,drinking water to rural masses and cattle on priority basis so that prevailing acute distress can be minimize and farmers suicides can be controlled ,Tiwari said.
“as our repeated requests are going in vain ,VJAS has decided move the matter before NHRC for directing the central and state Govt. to save dying vidarbha agrarian community as more than 3 million farm families are in deep distress and needs urgent health care, food security and rural employment and relief aid ” Tiwari added.