Thursday, March 3, 2011

As Maharashtra CM’s Review of Vidarbha continue– vidarbha farm suicides, 1100 Agri. disconnection and forcible ‘Bank Recoveries’ continue

As Maharashtra CM’s Review of Vidarbha continue– vidarbha farm suicides, 1100 Agri. disconnection and forcible ‘Bank Recoveries’ continue

Nagpur -4TH March 2011

When Maharashtra Chief Minister Prathiraj Chavan was reviewing the vidarbha crisis in Gondia and Wardha on 2 and 3 rd March, four more farmer suicides reported in these days taking toll to 87 in year 2011

The recent victims of vidarbha agrarian crisis are

1.Raju Take of Daryapur in Aamaravati

2.Dipak Mankar of khirada in Amaravati

3.Arjun Shelake of Tigha in Buldhana

4.Mohan Shinde of Sawali in Chandrapur

MSDL has restarted in Agir. Discussion drive in last two days and disconnected more 1100 Agri. connections of farmers defaulting the dues who have opted for Rabbi crop as Govt. of Maharashtra policy and orders ,most of farmers are from suicide effected west vidarbha as this was not enough the land development bank has started auctioning tractors of Yavatmal farmers who have been listed as ‘willful default’ even they petition in pending in Nagpur bench of Mumbai High court .These suicides are being triggered by state Govt. as they have restarted forcible recovery drive of bankers debt and started forcible recovery of last five years agriculture pump bills after disconnecting the power supply is the main cause of these suicides, Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti(VJAS )informed in press release today

‘In Yavatmal district alone reported more than 1000 farm suicides in since June 2005 where as vidarbha reported 10,000 farm suicides in that period but while the review of vidarbha crisis Chief Minister Prathiraj Chavan is not discussing agrarian crisis with official where as he has not visited single farm family in which bread earner has committed suicide recently ,this is very unfortunate .we urge him to visit the dying farm widows and staving tribals of west vidarbha ’ Kishore Tiwari added.

‘This year for kharif season 2010-11 cotton production as area under cultivation of Bt.cotton is above 110 lakhs hector and it was estimated and reported by Indian Council Agri. Research(ICAR-CICR) the yield of 375 lakh bales but in reality the cotton crop is lowest in the India and cotton growers of vidarbha are in deep trouble as excessive and record rain and massive floods in cotton cultivating areas which has damaged most of standing Bt.cotton crop and excessive rain has jumped the cultivation cost to double, but expected yield has been reduce to 50% that has disturbed the cotton economy at large ’Kishor Tiwari of VJAS added.

VJAS urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prathiraj Chavan to review the complete collapse of Nationa Rural Health Mission (NRHM) ,Mahatma Gandhi Rural Employment Programme(MGNREGA),massive corruption and malfunction in Integrated Tribal Development Programmer(ITDP)and Integrated Child development Scheme(ICDS )’Tiwari addd.

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