Nagpur-24th march 2010
When Maharashtra Govt. was presenting rosy picture of to grow by 8.6 per cent during 2009-10, compared to 3.4 per cent in the previous financial year ,five more vidarbha farmers suicides reported on the eve of state budget presentation part of on going agrarian crisis in the region which has shown impact of despair and extreme distress forced over 2 million farm families as per official survey, informed Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan andolan Samiti (VJAS) in press note .
Five vidarbha farmers suicides reported today are
1.Arun satput of bhatali in chandrapur
2.Dilip kheratkar of parsodi in chandrapur
3.Arun tupatkar of pimpari-kalaga in Yavatmal
4.Puran rahgandale of makhetola In bhandara
5.Bhagwan bhatpakhale of Kubhari In buldhana
STRONG MARATHA MAN AND UNION AGRI. MINISTER SHARAD PAWAR TOO BUSY IN IPL3 TO ATTEND STATE FISCAL AND AGRARIAN CRISIS
A per economic survey of the state released yesterday, the state’s debt stock was expected to increase to a whopping Rs 1,85,801 crore (22.3 per cent of GSDP) in 2009-10 from Rs 1,61,277 crore in 2008-09 and After enjoying a revenue surplus for three consecutive years, the state might experience a revenue deficit of Rs 7,123 crore in 2009-10, the Survey said. The fiscal deficit, which was 2.3 per cent of the GSDP during 2008-09, was expected to increase to 3.2 per cent during 2009-10, it added and in addition to this in vidarbha drought hit 15460 villages in vidarbha 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 intervention to solve vidarbha agrarian crisis as all relief package failed to give any result ,Tiwari added.
“In vidarbha more than 7866 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra since june 2005 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.