"Address issue of Credit and Cost" -farmer's Suicide Note exposes the Truth of Vidarbha Agrarian Crisis
Dated-11th June 2015
Dated-11th June 2015
When top senior Babus in Maharashtra Govt. were submitting the report that vidarbha farmers suicide issue is not related to agrarian crisis and farmers are killing themselves due to personal problems and administration is more responsible for existing farm suicide issue ,same time very progressive farmers and social activist who was village panchayat member 15 years and 10 years director of village coop credit society Madhavrao Gole Patil of village Ghoddhara in kelapur taluka of Yavatmal which is epicenter of vidarbha agrarian crisis , killed himself by jumping in the well but suicide note written by this cotton farmers has exposed core issues of prevailing distress and despair which killing innocent farmers ,urging Govt. to give farm loan waiver and higher minimum support price to agriculture produce and urgent disbursement of relief aid of declared in October-2014 ,farmers advocacy group Vidarbha janandolan samiti (VJAS) informed in press release today.
Kishor Tiwari of VJAS added that 'the text of suicide note which is now part of police investigations has touched complex problem which is killing farming community in western vidarbha since 2004 resulting farmers suicide @ 8 hourly rate amounting more than 11,000 victims so far here is text of suicide note
suicide note of vidarbha farmer Madhavrav Tukaran Gole (patil) recovered by police
POLICE STATION OFFICER
PANDHARKAWADA POLICE STATION
I.Shri Madhavrao Tukarm Gole residence of village Ghod-dhara post-Umari Taluka-kelapur distt-Yavatmal is writing this letter as I am farmer holding 5 acre of land , I have been treated for both kidney and there was motorcycle accident and I am being treated for paralytic aliment which has resulted huge debt on my family .
due to repeated crop damages and poor price to cotton has increased losses and I am completely debt trapped as there is crop loan of 70 to 75 thousand from district coop bank of saikheda barnch through telng talki tribal coop society and private money lender debt is 1 lakh 30 thousand .I was waiting for Govt. farm loan waiver scheme but our farm loan has not been waived off and till date I have not received relief aid declared for 2014 drought hence I am committing suicide and Govt. is responsible. I am committing suicide due to huge debt hence nobody should held responsible from my family.
present Govt. is responsible for my suicide and to avoid same fate of other farmer I pray Govt. should loan waiver to them.
Madhavrav Tukaram Gole
''this is classic example of distressed farmer opting extremity when he is debt trapped and facing complex problems of health,crop damage,market recession such suicide notes are true eye opener for lawmakers who are implementing wrong agrarian policies and executives who have been failed to implement relief package and distress redressing mechanism allowing thousand innocent farmers genocide hence now it is for media and judiciary to intervene to save dying agrarian community of vidarbha " Tiwari urged .