Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CACP’s MSP blow to Credit Starved Vidarbha Farmers

CACP’s  MSP blow to Credit Starved Vidarbha Farmers 

Nagpur-23may 2013
Recent the Agriculture Ministry proposal on the recommendations of the Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) to hike minimum support prices (MSP) of vidrabha’s main cash cotton, pluses (Tur) ,soybean and paddy has given another blow to debt trapped dying five million vidarbha farmers who are under severe agrarian crisis and committing suicides due to prevailing distress & despair as CACP has proposed no hike to pluses(Tur) and negligible  hike of Rs.100 and Rs.60 cotton and paddy and Rs.320 to soybean which is peanut as per prevailing uncontrolled hike in input  and labor cost  and exorbitant interest amount paid debt trapped vidrabha farmers as 90% are being forced to take crop loan from private moneylenders or financial institutes hence Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti has taken issue with Maharashtra Govt.  urging them to take issue CACP and arrange to get fixed MSP of cotton @Rs.6000/-,soyabean@Rs.4000/-,pluse(Tur) @Rs.5000/- and paddy @Rs.2000 per quintal in order to avoid  another spiral farm suicides in west vidrabha where main cash crop is cotton,Tur and soybean, informed  Kishore Tiwari of VJAS in letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Pratviraj Chavan .

MSP table
MSP 2010-11
MSP 2011-12
MSP 2012-13
MSP 2013-14

‘This is right time for state intervention when The Agri.Ministry has sought views of state governments on the issue and has circulated a Cabinet note among various ministries recommending MSP to get minimum support prices (MSP) corrected as per formula set by Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) which is consider complete cultivation cost, all overheads for cultivation, average market price, and added to it profit for farmers but set MSP seems have no relation with it’s own formula giving room for bias functioning of   Commission for Agriculture Costs and Prices (CACP) to protect private corporate and market forces hence we are raising issue so that farmers can opt the cash crop for the sowing but as per media report principal secretary (Agri.) has already given Maharashtra Govt. consent to proposed MSP set by CACP  keeping the Maharashtra agriculture minister in dark  as done every year hence we want CM intervention to save 5 million vidrabha farming community which are victim economic recession after WTO free trade policies by the UPA hence this appeal’ Tiwari added.

‘Every   political parties and activist start agitation to hike the MSP at the time of arrival of crop but CACP says they can’t change the MSP and farmers are subjected to market expolilatation forcing them suicdes and this genocide is continued since 2002 after India adopted open trade policy hence we are urging Govt. Protest Indian farmers’ Tiwari added.

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