When all congress NCP leaders are busy in grabbing creamy ministerial post ,six more drought hit west vidarbha cotton farmers killed themselves due to cotton crop failure taking toll to 852 in year 2009 ,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti informed in press note today.
Recent victims of vidarbha agrarian crisis are
1.Vinod Sonurle of Dhotra in Wardha
2.Namdeo Raut of Jarud in Amaravati
3.Manik Deshamukh of Karada in Washim
4.Sachin Kadu of Bharsawala in Wardha
5.Mahesh Walshinge of Divdhana in
6.Mohan Urkude of Rudha n Yavatmal
In vidarbha cotton crop failure severity is too serious to explain as per Marketing Federation fresh estimates cotton yield will not cross 125 lacs quintals as against 350 lacs quintals there own predicaments due to drought condition and erratic and short fall rain in monsoon .maharashtra cotton growers set to loose more than Rs.4000 crore cotton crop and this year complete sowing is Bt. Cotton ,there is demand of Rs.10,000 per hector compensation to all cotton growers as done in year 2006 coupled fresh loan waiver to the cotton farmers who lost complete crop due 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
‘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 .
“Hundreds of vidarbha farm widows will recalled Rahul Gandhi’s promise of rehabilitation of 7000 vidarbha farm widows in his recent yavatmal election visit” Bebitai अद्देद.