VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI
Ref-Vidarbha Farm Crisis PRESS-NOTE-VERY URGENt Dated-4th august/2007
VIDARBHA FARMERS SUICIDES TOLL TO 555 IN 2007 AS 15 SUICIDES IN LAST THREE DAYS-VJAS URGED INDIAN PRIME MINISTER TO INTERVENE TO END AGRARIAN CRISIS.
As 15 more distressed cotton farmers mostly from prime minister relief package covered six districts of west vidarbha now the total farm suicide since jan.2007 that is in year 2007 has crossed 550 mark taking the toll of farmers suicide 551 and 1217 farmers have officially committed after Indian prime minister has announced the relief package of Rs.3750/- that has not served any purpose to reduce the prevailing distress ,Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti informed in press release today.
Not a single day since June 2005 that the local media of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra in India has not published the suicide news of debt Burdon and distressed farmers who are killing them selves for obvious reason of hostile condition prevailing in the rural part of this region as most of the victims of this agrarian crisis are in despair due to sudden huge drop in income where massive increase in cost of health care ,food and education along with introduction of free finance schemes of banks to give loan for motor bike ,television sets and for mobiles too resulting the complete failure of civil and social administration .the spiral of Vidarbha farmers suicides have fifteen more vidarbha farm victims in last thress days ,
1. RAMESH RATHODE OF JAMBOLI IN YAVATMAL
2. DADARO MESHRAM MOKHED IN AMARAVATI
3. DIVAKAR MANKAR IN ASEGAON IN AMARAVATI
4. NARAYAN DAWANE OF KARGAON IN YAVATMAL
5. DADARAO SHEMBALE OF CHINCHOLI IN YAVATMAL
6. SARANGDHAR WASATKAR OF CHARGAON IN
7. DHONDU SOLANKE OF GHOTA IN
8. VIJAY MUNDE OF VIALLGE KARLI IN
9. SHRIRAM KAMBLE OF DAHEGAON IN AMARAVATI
10. VILAS TEKADE PIMPRI PURNA IN AMARAVATI
11. PRAALHAD PATIL BELORA IN
12. ANAD GHEGE OF ERANDA IN WASHIM
13. BANDU MATANGE KALMESHWAR IN WASHIM
14. VITHAL DAKHARE OF BHENDALA IN YAVATMAL
15. GAJANAN EKANATH KOTHADE OF ELAKHEDI IN WARDHA
After the introduction most costly Bt.cotton in vidarbha in june 2007 and subsequent withdrawal advance bonus in the cotton monopoly scheme that Rs.2500/- per quintal’the rural economy collapsed and according official reports million of cotton farmers are deep distress and this agrarian crisis may go out of control of civil administration.
VJAS has urged Indian Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh to intervene in this on going crisis in order to farmers suicides by granting main farmers main demands of credit and restoration advance bonus in the cotton monopoly scheme that Rs.2500/- per quintal along with food security and free health care, education and rural employment, Kishor Tiwari informed in a press release today.
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