vidarbha agrarian crisis claims 16 farmers suicides in last five days
when world celebrating Valentine's Day and what could be a better time to let your dear ones know that you love them but five vidarbha cotton farmers it was not like that as dear one in the house parted with them by killing himself due to despair and gloom as part of on going agrarian crisis in which more than 40,000 farmers killed themselves in Maharashtra since 1998 as official figure of Govt. of India
Five vidarbha farmers who committed suicides on Valentine's Day yesterday are victims of crop failure due to severe drought as more than 14000 villages have officially declared drought hit by Maharashtra Govt. but no relief aid has been till decleared, they are
1.SunilDeshmukh in Ner –Yavatmal
2.Sachin Lokhande in Kelwat –Amaravati
3.Balkrishana Wakhode in Danapir-Akola
4.Mankarabai Dutonde in Antari –Akola
5-Gulabrao Thorat in kelwat –Buldhana
Earlier in this week only eleven more farmers committed suicides due to vidarbha agrarian crisis - v.i.z.
6.Ekanath Ladke of Panoli in Chandrapur
7.Sudharkar Sabale of Ashgoan in Amaravati
8.Tukaram Bawane of Mansawali in Distt-Amaravati
9.Bhanudas Kangane of Palaskhed in Buldhana
10.Ravi Lengure of Sonbardi in Yavtamal
11.Chandu rathode of mohdari in Yavatmal
12.Gajanan manchelwar of pandharkawada in Yavatmal
13.Gajanan wankhede of Asara in Yavatmal
14.Vinod kale from Nindipeth in Akola
15. Manoj more of unkhed in Akola
16.Raju bobde of sawli wagh in Wardha
even tough state Govt. declared drought in 14,059 villages in vidarbha due to complete crop failure and it was expected that administration will take stock of situation and attend crisis to provide urgent relief but nothing has happened resulting the restart of farm suicide spiral that reflects on going administration apathy to the national agrarian crisis serious inssue,informed Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti in press note .as per administration reports these villages has facing the problem of water ,fodder ,food and employment but till date any single district administration has not started any relief work resulting migration of thousands farmers for the want of work .ground condition is worst than June-2006 and now it’s time for Indian intervention to solve vidarbha agrarian crisis as allrelief package failed to give any result ,Tiwari urged.
VJAS urged Indian Prime Minister intervention in vidarbha agrarian crisis to address the dying farmers to attend issues of 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.