Seven more vidarbha Farmer Suicides reported today : Agrarian crisis at it’s peak due to despair and distress among dying Farmers
Nagpur-29th November 2009.
Vidarbha another day of same despondency and gloom in the seven more villages who are busy in making the arrangement of final rituals after the postmortem of seven more farmers who called suicides yesterday day due to debt or to say crop failure but it’s fact that in this region of maharashtra farmers are daily committing suicides at the rate of 8 hourly some times it’s becomes 12 hourly when administration starts claiming that they have drop down the farm suicide rate but the farm suicides register of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) is being flooded mounting names some times two from the village in day or 10-12 names appearing from the same village in last 5 years with one the most common name in all daily entries that district yavatmal happened to be the district which has distinction of reporting at least one farm victim daily since 2005 some time 2 to5 names are their from this unfortunate district , informed Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti in press note .
The innocent farmers who killed themselves yesterday due on going 28th November of agrarian crisis -
1.Ramrao Rathode from Kothari in Yavatmal
2.Sevakr Atram from Madhali in Chandrapur
3. Sukhadev Pune from anjangaon
4.Anil Wankhede from Nimbhi in Amaravati
5.Shravan Rathode from Loni in Yavatmal
6.Dattatraya Kharpe from Gramparasani in Washim
7.Amol Narad from Waigaon in Wardha
In November alone more than 63 framers committed suicides where as 2009 farm suicide toll has touched to 902 where as in last five year since june 2005 more than 7266 farmers suicides officially reported on Govt. web site of farm suicides , Tiwari said..
In Vidarbha around 2 million hector soybean sowing damaged due to dry spell alonwith with 3.2 million hector Bt.cotton crop has been failed due to pest attack has been main reason of the economic impact of in the vidarbha region which has created this despair and distress this is killing the farmer most, Tiwari added.
VJAS in letter to faxed today along with list of farmers killed them selves , asked Indian Prime Minister to provide free health care, food security, rural employment , fodder to save dying cattle ,drinking water to rural masses and cattle on priority basis so that prevailing acute distress can be minimize and farmers suicides can be controlled ,Tiwari said.
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