Now Dr Vijay Kelkar committee visit Yavatmal on 6th April to study Vidarbha Agrarian Crisis
Nagpur- April 5, 2012
In last 52 years imbalance of progress and regional backlog resulting mass genocide of vidarbha dry land farmers is now being review by a committee has been appointed under the chairmanship of the eminent economist Dr Vijay Kelkar to suggest ways and means, to provide road map towards balanced regional development .
Eminent economist Dr Vijay Kelkar is visiting Yavtmal on 6th and called cotton afrmers and farm widows who are victims of on going agrarian crisis claimed more than 10,000 cotton farmers’ suicides to discuss basic issue behind the agrarian crisis of region in order
to submit special report to Maharashtra GUV. So that vidarbha is given justice in fund allocation and state Govt. can do some face saving excursive to avoid humiliation on farmers suicides issue ,informed farm activist Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS,.
“since June 2005 vidarbha farmers and farm widows have been subjected for the trial on committees over committees and it started with visit national farmers commission headed by Dr.Swaminathan flowed special expert team of planning commission in 2006 and then mega visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr.Man Mohansingh and relief package of Rs.3750/- crore but relief never reached to dying farmers and farm widows then visit of Indian Prez. and another expert committee of planning commission member Dr. Narendra Jadhav who submitted detail report of vidarbha agrarian crisis in 2007 and suggested hundreds of remedies and relief plans which are gathering dust in Mantralaya then 2008 mega loan waiver and visit of Indian prince Rahul Gandhi to Yavatmal after failure loan waiver and in-between CAG and PAC submitted detail report Massive corruption in all relief packages and all involved in corruption are as safe as Maharashtra insensitive Govt. to this very serious issue of innocent victimization of cotton farmers’ who are forced to kill themselves due wrong policies of state and step motherly treatment to vidarbha region hence we have lost all hope in such committee and we are not hopeful with Eminent economist Dr Vijay Kelkar committee ”
“Such visits are of expert who are knowing cause of backwardness are just rubbing salt to wound of vidarbha farmers and tribal who are being treated like slaves of Maharashtra rulers .if Maharashtra Govt. fails to stop on going innocent cotton farmers suicides they should give separate vidarbha statehood so that people can decide their own density ”Tiwari added.
“We will meet Dr.Vijay Kelkar as he is basically from Akola know ground reality ,will urge him to recommend demand of separate vidarbha as that only option left in order to save 3 million debt trapped cotton farmers who are killing themselves 8 hourly since 2005 and all relief packages in the name of farmers are being siphoned out western Maharashtra political leaders that only reason of vidarbha backwardness” Tiwari said