Monday, February 25, 2013

Vidarbha Farmers urged Govt. focus farmer not Agriculture in Budget 2013

Vidarbha Farmers urged Govt. focus farmer not Agriculture in Budget 2013

Nagpur-25th Feb. 2013

Since 2009 onward Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar is claiming record agriculture production but same time Agrarian crisis is India is getting worst resulting increasing farmer suicides as per NCRB figures, mounting agriculture debt and distress, showing significant drop in Agriculture Growth Rate is due to on going wrong policies of Indian Govt. hence agrarian community of  farm suicide hit  vidarbha region of maharashtra has urged Indian finance minister to focus dying farmer of India not Agriculture in the annual Budget 2013-14 in order to save 5 billion rural population who are being victimized in the name of new technology or free trade resulting vertical and horizontal monopoly of few MNCs in Agriculture sector ,  Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed in press release today .
‘Vidarbha is classic example of   Govt.’s wrong policies in the name of second green  revolution where farmer’s are killing themselves @ 8 hourly since June 2005  even after relief packages amounting Rs.10,000 crore and farm loan waiver amounting more than Rs.12,000 crore ,agrarian crisis has not been addressed as all relief packages  were targeted the Agriculture in the name infrastructure or technology but sustainable holistic solution to hardship of distressed dying cotton were not even given any consideration in Indian budgets since 2006 hence we have requested Indian finance minister to re-look   and review prevailing agriculture policies which are forcing farmers to commit suicide even after country in claiming record agriculture production ’ Tiwari added.

‘The basic issues of national agrarian crisis that the rise in cost of chemical inputs , market volatility of rates , wrong loss making MSP and poor intervention   of Govt., free private market impact ,poor rural health services and very costly education  are not being considered as core issue of agrarian crisis hence wrong allocation budget in the agriculture is adding fuel to crisis hence we want complete change in the existing Govt. policies which is promoting MNCs and killing farmers in the name free market economy and globalization hence this appeal ’Tiwari urged.

‘the existing agriculture crop pattern and practices in the crisis hit dry land region of India where farmers suicides are being reported are the product of UPA Govt. policies allowing wrong technology and  toxic chemical methods of cultivation that has crated very complex problem of social ,economic , environmental nature hence sustainable eco-friendly agrarian practices is the only solution which is being demanded as policy change is coming budget’ Tiwari asked.    

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