“IPL controversy week” claims 17 more vidarbha farm suicides: Govt. is till neglecting Severe Water crisis in vidarbha
Nagpur-18th April , 2010
“IPL controversy week” in which all ministers in union Govt. and all political party leaders were busy in parliament and outside ,the week turn to be as bad as earlier one for distressed and drought hit farmers of vidarbha when report of 17 more farmers killing themselves in last 6 days hours published here in regional papers .
The recent victims are 6 from yavatmal district ,4 from Amravati ,3 from Chandrapur and 2 from Akola and Buldhana each ,taking tally to 241 in year 2010, , kishore tiwari of vidarbha janandolan samiti(VJAS) who are raising demands these distress cotton farmers since 1997 ,informed today in press release
Last week victims of vidarbha agrarian crisis are
1.Kavadu Jawade of Adegoan in Chandrapur
2.Gajanan Chondakr of Ghatbori in Buldhana
3. Suresh Nikame of Ugawa in
4. Nathu Zade of Hadsti in Chandrapur
5. Vinod Bhure of Jawala in Yavatmal
6. Samadhan Lakade of Dabki in Yavatmal
7. Bhujangrao Lakhe of Bhakara in
8. Sahebrao Sabale of Bopapur in Amaravati
9.Tulsiram Darekar of Pandharpawani in Chandrapur
10.Dinesh Mopari of Kalasi in Amaravati
11.Umesh Thakare of Patue In Amaravati
12.Shyamrao Bhoyar of Asara in Yavatmal
13.Vithal Gurnule of Piwardol in Yavatmal
14.Santosh Dhumane of Gharphal in Yavatmal
15.Laxman Shirsat of Aarambhi in Yavatmal
16.Shekha Bodare of ShirasgoaniIn Amaravati
17.Gajanan Ambhore of Eklara in Bhuldhana
Here is Year Wise of Vidarbha Farmers Suicide Data
Vidarbha farmers suicides
Govt. is till neglecting Severe Water crisis in vidarbha
Heat of the severe water crisis are now giving it’s serious impact to all taluka and district places including big metro like Nagpur ,Amravati and Akola as there is huge cry all-around vidarbha and police have already registered non-cognizable offences against more than 2450 protesters who were involved in road blockade agitation to get drinking water ,now administration is finding difficult to import the water as adjourning districts of vidarbha are also running dry .
Maharashtra state Govt. has asked central Govt. for Rs.7262 crore special relief package for 3 million drought hit farmers of more than 15,000 villages in west vidarbha but nobody in the Delhi to follow up the state Govt. proposal resulting such gloomy situation , Tiwari added.
“Distressed and dying farmers needs food security ,health facility to critically ill members of distressed farming community and provision for direct financial assistance to daughter marriage along with free fodder and potable water but till date only promises are given ,not relief resulting these farmers suicides” alleged Tiwari.
‘we are expecting central intervention to stop this mass genocide of innocent farmers who are victims of wrong policies promoted by state as in dry land area rain sensitive crop like Bt.cotton is being cultivated in more than 95% causing huge financial losses to the cotton farmers and water crisis in the area. We have demanding the ban on rain sensitive crop in this region and promotion of food crop in all rain fed area of vidarbha since 2004 but nobody is giving any attention to this serious demand resulting more and more farm suicides in the region ‘ 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.