Vidarbha reports seven farmer’s suicides during ‘CM’s Two Vidarbha Tour’- Dying Farmers crying as drought relief Measures are Peanut
30 November 2014
When newly elected Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis was reviewing vidarbha crisis in his two days tour of farm suicide affected region same time seven debt trapped distressed and drought ridden farmers killed themselves as per reports indentified as Kashiram Indore and Digabar Nimbhokar from Akola district ,Vinod Malik and Kisan Shanwhare from Amaravati, Suresh Gugul from Chandrapur,Raju Rathode from Washim ,Ramkrishnna Gawande from Buldhana taking toll 1022 in the year 2014 which is showing increasing trend in last five years as region is grilling severe drought and agrarian economic recession as farmers are being forced to sale only cash crop cotton and soybean in much more lower rate than minimum support price moreover their cost cultivation has been double and production has been dropped to 50% as per GR issued by Govt. of Maharashtra on 25th November 2014 ,Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti only activist group monitoring farm suicide in Vidarbha since 1995 has termed these recent farm suicides since new BJP ruled Modi Govt. as farmers genocide due to continuous apathy and betrayal from promises of addressing farm suicides issues of hostile minimum support price, exploitation of farmers from free economy ,very poor credit facility of banking institute and completely failed disaster management even after the repetitive alerts of severe drought and crop failure in the region since June 2014 and matter of National Shame when Indian Prime Minister has come to power by making vidarbha farmers suicides as key issue of national election and giving toll promises of raising MSP as per Modi formula of investment plus 50% profit and taking banker to doorstep of farmers for crop loan but all elections talks are turning to hoax ,which is fueling more despair and increasing farmers suicides in region.
Maharashtra Govt. has rubbed salt on the wound of the farmers when they declared relief aid package admitting severe drought in 10,000 villages of vidarbha region affecting 2 million farmers but all relief measures have ignored basic demands of crop failure compensation, crop loan waiver , providing food, fodder, water and employment to crisis driven distress rural population of region ,when last two days vidarbha reported seven innocent farmers genocide same time other drought hit region marathawada of Maharashtra has reported seven farmers more suicides which is much more irritating as all political parties are doing dirty politics of issue but not serious for the requisite relief aid ,Tiwari added.
The Delegation of distressed farmers met Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis at Amravati on 28th November and submitted six demands asking Rs.25,000 per hector compensation due to crop failure , complete crop loan waiver, 100 days wage subsidy under NAREGA to drought hit farmers , free food, health and education security to all drought hit families of the region and complete ban of liquor and gambling like mataka ,Tiwari urged CM in his meeting