Friday, September 13, 2013

Don’t rub salt to our wounds in the Name of 'Healing Touch': Vidarbha Farmers

Don’t rub salt to our wounds in the Name of 'Healing Touch': Vidarbha Farmers tells to Sharad Pawar

NAGPUR: 14th September 2013

When Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh visited vidarbha on 1st July 2006 for announcing vidarbha relief package of Rs.3750 and he told the farm widows that his visit to give healing touch to distressed farmers  but  all promises given by him went in vain  and complete relief package followed by farm loan waiver failed to address the farm suicide issue failed miserably and his so called ‘Healing Touch’ has given more pain and despair now Indian Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar is on three day “Farm suicide tourism”  with same slogan that his tour is not political one and he is visiting flood hit region to give healing touch to dying farmers but farmers are requesting him not to rub the salt to their wounds by giving to promises and creating rosy picture as it’s trigger more suicide as when PM promise of farm credit ,direct aid and restoration to  sustainable agriculture and livelihood of agrarian community turned to be hoax ,here are farm suicides figure   since 2006 

Vidarbha farm suicides since PM Package  
2006: 1,448
2007: 1,246
2008: 1,268
2009: 916
2010: 748
2011: 918
2012: 916
2013: (Till 13th September—624)

Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed today, urging Indian Govt. provide aid to tackle very pathetic situation as state Govt. failed to give any healing touch to dying farming community which is crying for food, medicine and relief aid.

‘Farmer’s suicide for Rs.1000/-: ‘Pawar’ should see ground reality 

Indian Agriculture Minister Sharad pawar is visiting Pandharkawada on  September 15, 2013 and on the same road at village pimplapur on Pola festival tribal farmer sadashiv kihnake committed suicide as he could not arrange Rs.1000/- for festival ,he has lost crop due massive rain and completely debt trapped another farmers  Nagorao Soyam of village Pathari hanged himself as there was no food and  mounting debt and despair took his life ,if Pawar visit his house and look at the condition then he will know truth as administration is hiding gloomy truth farmer genocide which is blot to civil society , Tiwari added.  
All expert panels and committees recommended urgent intervention in farm credit ,hiking support price of cotton ,providing alternative holistic sustainable to this MNCs dominated Gm seed and toxic chemical farming hence vidarbha  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  added.

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