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Ref-Vidarbha Farm Crisis-2007 PRESS-NOTE Dated-23nd Sep.2007
Sixteen vidarbha farmers suicides reported in last four days -VJAS demands sacking mahrashtra chief minister vilasrao deshmukh
Nagpur-23nd September 2007
as seven more farm suicides reported today on 23rd sept. in vidarbha in total sixteen vidarbha farmers suicides rocked in last four days when Lord Ganesh is being celebrated in urban part of Maharashtra with big dhumdham ,seven farm victims of vidarbha agrarian crisis on 22nd sept.2007 are
1.VASANTA GULHANE OF MOKHAD IN AMARAVATI
2.PANDURANG KHANDALKAR OF AAKAPUR IN YAVATMAL
3.PRAKASH NARWALE OF MOK IN WASHIM
4.PRABHAKAR PAWAR OF JAULAKA INWASHIM
5.VISHWANATH CHUTE OF GHUBADTOLI IN WARDHA
6.MAHADEV WANKHEDE OF MADANA IN NAGPUR
7.JANARDHAN LONARE OF JIEMITI IN CHANDRAPUR
EARLIER YESTERDAY VJAS REPORTED NINE FARM SUICIDES IN LAST THEREE DAYS AS ON 22ND SEPTEMBER WHO ARE
8. DEVIDAS UFRATE OF UGAWA IN AKOLA
9. SATISH HAGE OF DANAPUT IN AKOLA
10.DHYANESHWAR WASNIK IN KAPUSTALNI IN AMARAVATI
11.BANDU KALE OF PILKHEDA IN AKOLA
12.BHAULALA TAHODE OF PARSODA IN BULDHANA
13.RAM WANKHEDE OF SIRASGOAN-PANDHARI IN AMARAVATI
14.RAMESH KAWADE OF ALIPUR IN WARDHA
15.CHUNILALA RAUT OF GOREGOAN IN GONDIA
16.DEVANAND MESHRAM OF RANJI IN GADCHIROLI
With this the official tally of Vidarbha farm suicides gallops to 845 since January 2007 and 1709 since Prime Minister released the package to stop this ongoing farm suicides in west Vidarbha. According to Nagpur-based Kishor Tiwari, president Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti, (VJAS).
Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) has urged UPA convener smt.sonia Gandhiji to sack Maharashtra chief minister vilasrao deshmukh has he has been failed to stop on going farm suicide spiral in vidarbha time has for the central Govt. intervention to stop these on mass genocide as million farmers of vidarbha who are deep distress .Govt. has failed to provide relief aid to dying vidarbha farmers as there is daily reports massive corruption in relief package by local administration .it is need of the hour to bring back the confidence in vidarbha farmers by dislodging this local hostile Govt., kishor tiwari of VJAS informed today in a press release today.
In order to put the demands of thousand of dying vidarbha cotton farmers unique protest on 2nd October,2007 to mark the father of Nation Gadhiji birth anniversary day' by preying the Indian government to "BRING BACK MAHATMA GANDHIJI" that's Gandhian policies to save vidarbha farmers senior farm activist of vidarbha vijay jawandhia will chief guest of the function and will announce future plan agitation. hundreds of farm widows will join candle vigil function on the same day to join AID's worldwide programme, tiwari added.
Earlier in same week fifteen vidarbha farm suicides were reported
fifteen more farm suicides were reported in last weeks only they are- Gopal Dhotre of bhamdi in amravati',Jitendra Mohod of wadhona in Amravati,Gajanan Pande of taroda in amravati,Namdeo kore of mendha in chandrapur,Bhanudas hande of sawangi in yavtmal,Namdeo Nagari of ghatanji inyavatmal ,Naresh Gomase of Pimpari Ghadge in, Hansraj Gajbhiye of Adgoan–khaki (same village had reported another farmer suicide last week Devanand Nandapurkar), Tulsiram Rathode of Wai(Ijara), Gajanan Sarule Kalugoan, Purshottam Meshram of Khairgoan, Piraji Chikane of Tembhi (all six from Yavatmal district), Mohan Rathode of Khamkhed in Buldhana, Santosh Wakodkar of Gram Dhanora in Washim district and Ulahas Rathode in Devraguda in Chandrapur district.
Tiwari said most of the political parties are shedding crocodiles tears over the insult of cotton farmer but they are not talking about finding solution to redress the hardships of the Vidarbha farmers. Presently most of the farmers who are committing suicides are victims of poverty and hunger that has resulted after the economic collapse in the Vidarbha region due ongoing agrarian crisis.
"We demand urgent step to provide food security and health care facilities to these dying farmers before making arguments over farm suicides being agrarian or non-agrarian. Now the time has come to give complete loan waiver and price protection on all agriculture produce from free trade in WTO era to Vidarbha dying farmers", Tiwari added.
On 2nd October cotton farmers protest rally will decide future course of action of agitation in order to get the main demands of farmers of higher procurement price to cotton and complete loan waiver and all farm activist in the region will decide the the action plan in order to slow down the farm suicide and to tackle vidarbha agrarian crisis ,kishor tiwari convener of this agitation informed in a press realease.
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