Heavy Rain & Wet Drought - 23 Yavatmal farmer’s suicide reported since June
Yavatmal District, the epicenter of vidarbha farm suicide spiral has reported 24 record farmers suicides since June to till date after heavy rain and flood damaged crop and every day one debt trapped aid starved farmer's suicide is being reported but local administration has turned blind eye to these innocent genocide as neither single paisa as relief aid nor the farm credit is being given even after Maharashtra chief minister Prathaviraj chavan has announced the relief package Rs.2000 crore and hostile and corrupt administration is responsible for these farm suicides , Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed today, urging urgent intervention of Indian Govt. to tackle very pathatic sitution as state Govt. failed to give any healing touch to dying farming community,crying for food,medicine and relief aid .
As per media reports in last 80 days recent 24 vidarbha agrarian crisis victim of Yavatmal district alone are
“All farm suicides are from villages which are flood affected and flood salvaged area and collector yavatmal district was asked visit families and to report ground truth of distress and despair forcing farmers to kill themselves by Maharashtra chief minister and to take fresh survey of but Yavatmal collector has not moved out of A/C cabins and till today has not visited single family where debt trapped and aid starved farmers committed suicide more over all survey of crop damages are being done on office table resulting depriving million families in yavatmal who are flood affected from aid who are facing heavy damages to main crop of cotton, soya, paddy and tur in more than 50,000 acre if apathy of administration is continued ground situation likely fuel more distress and more farm suicides are feared if immediate central intervention is not reached to dying Yavtmal flood hit people” Tiwari added.
The unseen record rain in drought prone vidarbha has been creating havoc and one lac families homeless and massive damage to standing crop in an around a million hector amounting more than Rs.20,000 crore hence Maharashtra Govt. being urged to give relief to 2 crore rain-flood hit population of vidrabha as flood-hit are in urgent need of food, compensation, fresh credit and medical help , Tiwari added.
Vidarbha rain-flood crisis needs integrated relief package that should address compensation crop damages to all farmers as rain is till continued the flood victims are crying for help and property ,credit restoration and fresh crop loan to vidarbha farmers ,food security for all effected families under antyodaya, free health services and 100% reimbursement of fees for higher professional education is need of the hour, Tiwari urged Maharashtra CM but local administration ground report is not in line with crisis delaying needy help to distressed people.