Friday, December 13, 2013

Vidarbha Farmers to protest CM’s Tomorrow Yavatmal Visit

Vidarbha reports four more farm suicides during ‘Nagpur Session’-Farmers to protest CM’s Tomorrow Yavatmal Visit

NAGPUR: 14th December 2013

First four days of Nagpur session of winter Maharashtra assembly, innocent victim of Govt. apathy has added four more debt-trapped farmers suicide in agrarian crisis hit vidarbha, they are
1. Ramesh zarkar of village chandapur in chnadrapur
2. Chandraprakash kadskar of village chikhali in chandrapur
3. Praful rajurkar of village mauda in yavatmal
4. Manohar maske of village kurja in bhandara

taking total tally 742 in 2013 in vidarbha as flood and excessive rain has damaged crop in more than one million hector and around 5 million dry land farmers are in despair and distress due massive crop failure of main cash crop cotton and soybean but till date even after announcement after announcement of relief package to tune of Rs.3480 crore since august 2013 ,dying farmers have not received relief aid  resulting farmers suicides and CM Prithviraj Chavan of Maharashtra is spending lakhs of rupees on functions hence hundreds of  crisis hit farmers of yavatmal districts will protest his visit on 15th December to open new check post at village Pimpalkhutti(180 KM from Nagpur) on AP-Telangana border, the same villages and more than 100 villages which were worst hit due flood in july-august this year  of Penganga river till not received any aid even after union agriculture minister sharad pawar visited same village  on 12th September this year  which shows apathy of Maharashtra administration that we want echo before the Maharashtra CM ,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed today, urging Govt. to provide aid to tackle very pathetic situation to give healing touch to dying farming community which is crying for food, medicine and relief aid .

‘We will protest before same to draw his attention to the core issues of the farming community as  sudden slash in procurement prices of both cotton   and soybean by the cartel of traders on the ground of quality  ,has increased huge economic losses and farmers who protesting the traders cartel are being send to jail whi is adding fuel in to crisis and central Govt. relief announcement of Rs.922 crore has added fuel to the agrarian crisis as this is too little to  compensate the huge losses of crop and properties ,has increased despair and distress as all announcements are turning out to be hoax for example in August Maharashtra Chief Minister announced Rs.2000 crore relief aid but till date nothing has been released as there are more than 5 million  crisis effected farmers and others hence it is obvious  this aid is peanut hence vidarbha farmers and farmers are pressing  demands compensation to tune of actual losses ,higher support price for cotton and soybean i.e. @ Rs.6000/ quintal and @5000/quintal, ” Tiwari said.

As winter session of Maharashtra assembly is in progress it is expected that CM should visit crisis hit region and discuss the progress over relief disbursement and review the relief rehabilitation of victims but he is just attending state functions and hardship of masses are ignored if same apathy is continued congress will have pay cost hostile functioning in 2014 general election, Tiwari said  


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