Maharashtra CM initiative to Israeli's intervention will add fuel in Vidarbha Agrarian Distress
Nagpur-2nd May 2015
Nagpur-2nd May 2015
Farm activist group Vidarbha Janandolan samiti (VJAS) has strongly criticized recent move of Maharashtra Chief
'Since 1998 when vidarbha cotton farmers suicides has drawn the national attention ,more than dozen commissions,committees, expert panels,state funded research groups including National commission of farmers have given very comprehensive reports and recommendations to curb farmer suicide and addressed existing agrarian crisis which is product of wrong policies of state now are with administration and gathering dust and visiting Israel and talking about it's cotton farming and classical harvesting and announcement of is't adoption is being always earlier UPA Govt. practice to divert the core issues of 3 million debt trapped and distressed farmers now once again Maharashtra CM Fadnavis has done by requesting the help from the Shimon Peres Foundation,Tiwari added.
In fact since there is always Israeli drip irrigation companies in our university and ICAR centre under “All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project” since 1972 and “All India Coordinated Cotton Improvement Project” (AICCIP) started at Cotton Research Unit, and another scheme “Integrated Cotton Development Project” (ICDP) was also sanctioned by state government since 1978 to strengthen the research work on cotton but the ground reality is very grim and gloomy moreover ,since 1998 schemes with heavy subsidies to match exaggerated rates of Israeli drip irrigation and investment for mechanized farming has shown zero effect more over in recent year cotton has been killer crop due it's higher cost of production and lower demand and declining prices hence it is high time to discuss Israeli cultivation practices under protected irrigation and environment against complete rain fed cotton farmers more over these are all long term solutions now dying farmers needs is fresh bank credit and sustainable support price and protected market economy to avoid further farm suicides in the region,Tiwari added.