Vidarbha farmers suicide spiral restarted as Six more debt trapped farmers suicides reported on the eve of Diwali- VJAS to start |ndifinite fast agitation to demand Govt. procurement of cotton and soybean
Nagpur- Dated-26th october 2008
As the cash crops in vidarbha i.e. cotton and soybean yield has been dropped to 50% due to massive pest attack and failure of monsoon rain has trigeered another spiral of farm suicides in vidarbha as six more debt trapped vidarbha farmers suicides reported today on the eve of first day diwali which is known dhan taras
1.Govind shendre of wardha
2.Nathu dudhe of chandrapur
3.Mangilal rathode of akola
4.Sukhadas mandape of bhandara
5.Laxmi potulwar in yavatmal
6.Kailas ladhe in amaravati
all victims are who were debt trapped farmers and in acute financial crisis as they lost standing crop more over rates of cotton and soybean has fallen below minimum support price(MSP) set by central govt, and till date not single procurement centre of cotton and soybean has started that has forced the farmers for distressed sale resulting huge economic loss and extremity of killing themselves in oder to get rescue from agrarian crisis , Kishor Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti informed in a press release today
VJAS has threaten to start fast unto death agitation to demand the opening of Marketing federation's procurement centre so that rates of cotton and soybean is maintained above minimum support price (MSP) from 27th October tomorrow ,kishore tiwari added.
VJAS urged Govt. to address the issue of providing minimum support price(MSP )cover to dying cotton farmers as it is vital due sudden crop failure in the vidarbha region.
VJAS requested Indian Govt. to provide bailout package under NFSM (National food security mission) and RKVY(Rashtriya krishi vikas yojana) as loan waiver and earlier PM package failed address the basic issues of vidarbha agrarian crisis ,tiwari added. .
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For VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI