Thursday, February 11, 2010

Five more Vidarbha farmers suicides reported in last 48 hours


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Ref-vidarbha agrarian crisis-2010 PRESS-NOTE Dated-12th feb.2010

Five more Vidarbha farmers suicides reported in last 48 hours : After Minister now chief secretary and Relief commissioner are busy in attending facilitations

Nagpur-12th feb.2010

Vidarbha farmers suicide spiral has once again restarted due complete apathy of maharashtra Govt. and administration as both are busy in attending facilitations functions since election as in last 48 hours five more vidarbha killed themselves due to extreme distress ,they are

1.Ekanath Ladke of Panoli in Chandrapur

2.Sudharkar Sabale of Ashgoan in Amaravati

3.Tukaram Bawane of Mansawali in Distt-Amaravati

4.Bhanudas Kangane of Palaskhed in Buldhana

5.Ravi Lengure of Sonbardi in Yavtamal

Earlier in this week only six more farmers committed suicides due to vidarbha agrarian crisis - v.i.z.

1.Chandu rathode of mohdari in Yavatmal

2.Gajanan manchelwar of pandharkawada in Yavatmal

3.Gajanan wankhede of Asara in Yavatmal

4.Vinod kale from Nindipeth in Akola

5. Manoj more of unkhed in Akola

6.Raju bobde of sawli wagh in Wardha

When these farmers were killing themselves same time Mahashrata Chief Secretary J.P.Dange And Divisional Commisiionor Dinesh Waghmare was attending fecilaitions function and College Annual Gathering of minister colleges in akola ,amaravati and yavatmal,this is first visit of Maharashtra Chief Secretary J.P.Dange to vidarbha after the state Govt. declared drought in 14,059 villages in vidarbha due to complete crop failure and it was expected that he will take stock of situation and attend crisis management meet that but nothing has happened that reflects on going administration apathy to the national, Agrarian crisis informed Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti in press note .

Recently Maharashtra Govt. has declared more than 140000 villages of vidarbha as drought hit after last Anewari (crop yield estimate) given administration has been shown around 45% that’s complete loss cotton crop in the region .as per administration reports these villages has facing the problem of water ,fodder ,food and employment but till date any single district administration has not started any relief work resulting migration of thousands farmers for the want of work ,ground condition is worst than June-2006 and now it’s time for Indian prime minister to revisit the vidarbha in oder to take review of his relief package ,Tiwari urged.

VJAS urged Indian Prime Minister intervention in vidarbha agrarian crisis

Most of these farm suicide are reported from districts which are covered under mega multi thousand crore Prime Minister Relief Package being implemented sine July-2006
Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti
in letter to today Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan singh to pay attention to the severe agrarian crisis of vidarbha as It has long pending demand of vidarbha dying farmers to attend issues of 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.

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Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,





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