Tuesday, April 15, 2014

VJAS-Relax poll code to save Vidarbha farmers-IANS

Relax poll code to save Vidarbha farmers, says VJAS 

Nagpur, April 15 :

A leading NGO Tuesday urged the Election Commission (EC) to relax the model code of conduct in Vidarbha region, to enable the state government disburse aid to farmers affected by hailstorm.
The Maharashtra government has announced a compensation package of Rs.4,000 crore for the farmers, whose crops were ravaged by heavy rain and hailstorm between February and March this year.
The aid disbursal has been stuck amid the Lok Sabha elections in the state. At least six farmers committed suicide recently in the state, pushing the toll to 368 in 2014, said Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) chief Kishore Tiwari.
“The EC has already relaxed the code of conduct in Haryana and Delhi. It should apply the same parameters in Vidarbha region, where the election was held April 10, to enable the state government provide aid to the farmers in crisis,” Tiwari told IANS.
The code of conduct is still in force in Maharashtra, where the first phase of election in 10 constituencies was completed. Another 19 constituencies will go to polls April 17 and the voting in the remaining 19 constituencies is scheduled for April 24.
Tiwari said three farmers ended their lives in Yavatmal, two in Buldhana and one in Wardha districts in the past three days, raising the region’s toll to 116.
VJAS activists called on the families of 80 such farmers and discovered that they did not receive any aid so far while bankers and moneylenders continued to harass them for recovery of loans.
“The situation is so pathetic that in view of the EC code, district and village officials have not even called on the victims’ families to start the process for disbursing aid. They keep telling the anxious farmers to wait till May 16, when the election process will be completed,” Tiwari said.
Unseasonal heavy rain and hailstorm hit 28 of the state’s 35 districts, destroying standing and cash crops on nearly two million hectares, including Rabi wheat, jowar, sugarcane, fruits and cotton.

1 comment:

Satej Khadse said...

Satej Khadse · Nagpur University
विदर्भा च्या नालायक नेट्यांनो, अaतaपर्यंन्त झोपले होता का? 1960 साली विदर्भ महाराष्ट्र मधे विलीन झाला आणि 10-15 वर्षे सत्ता विदर्भ नेत्यांच्या हाती होती,, काननामवर, वसंत नाईक, तिर्पूड़े, वानखेड़े, टिड़के, जांबुवंत, वसंत साठे, साल्वे, पुरोहित, गडकरी , मुत्तेमवार आणि बरेच नेते ,, या नेते मंडली नी काय केले, मला अठवाते जामबुवंत नी इतवारी शाहिद चौकत विदर्भा चण्डिका स्थापन केली होती आणि फुसकी विदर्भाची घोषणा केली होती , त्याचे काय झाले >>> विदर्भाच्या नेट्यांना फक्त पच्मिम महाराष्ट्र नेट्यांना खुश करायचे आहे ,, विदर्भ कारिता यांनी काहीच केले नाही, कारखाने नाहीत , सिंचन नही, रोजगार नाही,, मिहान चे उदाहरण घ्या, विदर्भाच्या बाहेर जर हा मिहान असता तर आता पर्यन्त पूर्ण झाला असता, परंतु येथील नालायक नेते मंडली ने काहीच केले नही ,, आता तेलंगाना मुळे जाग आली,,सर्व नेते मतलबी आहेत, पैसा कमवीने फक्त उधदीस्ट आहे ,,,
the leadership of vidarbha is useless,, starting from vasant naik, kannamwar, wankhede, tidke, tirpude, vasant sathe, nkp salve, purohit, mighe , jambuwant dhote, and many useless leaders of vidarbha>> what they have done for vidarbha>>nil... when I was in c p & berar school in 1967,68,69 that time , jambuwant has installed "vidarbha chandika in shahid chouk itawari" and promised to form vidarbha> then he has join congress for money and post and now again >>> NO USE , THE LEADERSHIP AND PEOPLE OF VIDARBHA ARE LIKE CHAKKE (6), & THEY WILL NOT DO LIKE TALANGANA PEOPLE/LEADERS. ,, THE LEADERS OF VIDARBHA ARE CLEANING THE A... OF WESTERN MAHARASHTRA LEADERS.... I DOn't THINK , VIDARBHA WILL BE A SUCCESS WITH THESE TYPE OF LEADERS.