Mahrashtra Farmers Plights ignored in in Budget 2013
Nagpur-28th Feb. 2013
Today Indian budget has ignored plights of drought ridden and suicide prone distressed and debt trapped farmers even after CAG has exposed the truth that earlier mega loan of 2008 has not reached the farmers hence it was expected that UPA-2 last budget before general election will addressed the issue farm debt, poor MSP and diversion to sustainable from so called second green revolution hence 5 million farmers are too much disappointed and want special bailout package to save dying farming community who are innocent victim of wrong technology and climate change, .Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed in press release today .
Earlier maharshtra farmers wrote to PC that Since 2009 onward Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is claiming record agriculture production but same time Agrarian crisis is India is getting worst resulting increasing farmer suicides as per NCRB figures, mounting agriculture debt and distress, showing significant drop in Agriculture Growth Rate is due to on going wrong policies of Indian Govt. hence agrarian community of farm suicide hit vidarbha region of maharashtra has urged Indian finance minister to focus dying farmer of India not Agriculture in the annual Budget 2013-14 in order to save 5 billion rural population who are being victimized in the name of new technology or free trade resulting vertical and horizontal monopoly of few MNCs in Agriculture sector ,tiwari added.
‘Vidarbha is classic example of Govt.’s wrong policies in the name of second green revolution where farmer’s are killing themselves @ 8 hourly since June 2005 even after relief packages amounting Rs.10,000 crore and farm loan waiver amounting more than Rs.12,000 crore ,agrarian crisis has not been addressed as all relief packages were targeted the Agriculture in the name infrastructure or technology but sustainable holistic solution to hardship of distressed dying cotton were not even given any consideration in Indian budgets since 2006 hence we have requested Indian finance minister to re-look and review prevailing agriculture policies which are forcing farmers to commit suicide even after country in claiming record agriculture production ’ Tiwari added.
‘The basic issues of national agrarian crisis that the rise in cost of chemical inputs , market volatility of rates , wrong loss making MSP and poor intervention of Govt., free private market impact ,poor rural health services and very costly education are not being considered as core issue of agrarian crisis hence wrong allocation budget in the agriculture is adding fuel to crisis hence we want complete change in the existing Govt. policies which is promoting MNCs and killing farmers in the name free market economy and globalization hence this appeal ’Tiwari urged.
‘the existing agriculture crop pattern and practices in the crisis hit dry land region of India where farmers suicides are being reported are the product of UPA Govt. policies allowing wrong technology and toxic chemical methods of cultivation that has crated very complex problem of social ,economic , environmental nature hence sustainable eco-friendly agrarian practices is the only solution which is being demanded as policy change is coming budget but all were not even discussed ’ Tiwari asked.