Five Vidarbha Farmers suicides reported on eve of the swearing-in ceremony of the new Democratic Front government: Ashok Chavan urged to provide relief aid to dying Vidarbha cotton farmers
The news after the 15-day long wait,
As five more debt trapped farmers killed themselves as per reports reaching in
The recent victims of vidarbha agrarian crisis are
1.Satyabhama Jain of Bhadola in Buldhana
2.Vasant Kasarkar of Boriarab in Yavatmal
3.Sadashiv Rajankar of Kurha in Yavatmal
4.Janrao Maraskolhe of Antargoan in Yavatmal
5. Bandu Dongarwar of Vihirgoan in Gadchiroli
Earlier in this week only when all congress & NCP leaders are busy in grabbing creamy ministerial post , seven drought hit west vidarbha cotton farmers killed themselves due to cotton crop failure ,They were
6.Vinod Sonurle of Dhotra in Wardha
7.Namdeo Raut of Jarud in Amaravati
8.Manik Deshamukh of Karada in Washim
9.Sachin Kadu of Bharsawala in Wardha
10.Mahesh Walshinge of Divdhana in
11.Mohan Urkude of Rudha n Yavatmal
12.Bhumanna Mangawar of sattapalli in Yavatmal
taking toll to 857 in year 2009 ,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti informed in press note today.
Ashok Chavan urged to provide relief aid to dying Vidarbha cotton farmers
In vidarbha since June 2005 farm suicide spiral is which has claimed more than 7400 farmers suicide due to on going agrarian crisis has deed fuel due to drought condition and erratic and short fall rain in monsoon .there are number relief packages decleared by state and central Govt. failed address the issue as all relief measures were indirect and not reached dying farmers ,Tiwari added.
VJAS (Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti ) has urged CM-elect Ashok Chavan to declare relief aid to cotton farmers providing food security, free health care, free education to farmer’s kids ,work under NREGA and compensation @ Rs.10,000/- per hector to all Bt.cotton growers as they set to loose more than Rs.4000 crore cotton crop and this year complete sowing is Bt. along with fresh loan waiver to the cotton farmers who lost complete crop due to pest epidemic, Tiwari added.
“It’s unfortunate last 78 days there is no Govt. in maharashtra and administration has not taken single step to address the burning problem of potable water ,food and fodder and rural vidarbha not single work of NREGA is being done and this has added fuel despair and gloom in rural west vidarbha which is in the grip of agrarian crisis since 2005 and Govt. is claiming large successes of relief packages and loan waiver that another sad saga of hostile functioning ” Kishore Tiwari added.
Vidarbha Farm Widows to start Indefinite Fast to Get Relief aid
Now to get relief to dying vidarbha farmers ,vidarbha farm widows association has decided to start indefinite fast agitation from 11th November , Bebitai bais announced in press release today .
‘We demand food security, potable water in all villages ,fodder for cattle and work under NREGA to every distressed families and free health care to critical ill members of farmers families ,these long pending demands and not being attended even after being recommend by all panels and study group appointed by sate administration ” Bebitai added.
Now ,we are also starting “save farmer movement” to campaign sustainable low cost food crop farming ,rain water harvesting ,chemical free farming and liquor free vidarbha ,bebitai bais announced today .
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Vidarbha Jan andolan samiti