Ten vidarbha farmers suicides in 48 hours :VJAS to move NHRC for saving dying farmers.
Nagpur-25th march 2010
In last 48 hours ten more vidarbha farmers suicides have been reported due to distress and prevailing despair after crop failure and severe drought in the area part of on going agrarian crisis in the region taking toll to 185 in this year , informed Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan andolan Samiti (VJAS) in press note today.
Ten vidarbha farmers suicides reported in last 48hours are
1.ganesh parnate of aagar in
2.pritilala thakaray of dongarla in bhandara
3.bhanudas kamble of dhamangoan(rly) in amaravati
4.atul lawale of haturna in amaravati
5.laxman tekam of mangi in yavatmal
Earlier reported yesterday
6.Arun satput of bhatali in chandrapur
7.Dilip kheratkar of parsodi in chandrapur
8.Arun tupatkar of pimpari-kalaga in Yavatmal
9.Puran rahgandale of makhetola In bhandara
10.Bhagwan bhatpakhale of Kubhari In buldhana
Here is year was of vidarbha farmers suicide data
Vidarbha farmers suicides f
“In vidarbha more than 7300 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra since 2004 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.
“as our repeated requests are going in vain ,VJAS has decided move the matter before NHRC for directing the central and state Govt. to save dying vidarbha agrarian community as more than 3 million farm families are in deep distress and needs urgent health care, food security and rural employment and relief aid ” Tiwari added.