12 vidarbha farmer commits suicides reported in a this week – Govt. urged to stop Vidarbha farm suicides
Nagpur- Dated 23rd July 2011
Five ill fated vidarbha farmers suicides reported in last 48 hours giving serious indication of another trigger of farm suicide spiral as 12 more debt trapped farmers suicides already reported in this week and till two days are left taking official toll 448 in year 2011 alone, Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti informed in press release today .
As per regional media report in last two days five farmers namely
1.Natthu Zade of Village Wadgoan in Yavatmal
2.Kisan Rathode of Village Pophali in Yavatmal
3.Raju Sangale of Village Arada in Amaravati
4.Mohan Bhakare of Vadner in Amaravati
5.Krupalu Nareddy of Village Mangatola inGondia
earlier in this week only reports of 7 farmers suicides were surfaced v.i.z.
6.Kisan Mane of Village Chatari in Yavatmal
7.Pushottam Galaskar of Chavsala in Amaravati
8.Tukaram Ingale of Alegoan in Akola ,
9.Anil Tandilkar of village Ukapati in Amaravatit
10.Subhash Kasdekar of village Ranamalur in Amaravatit
11.Ramesh Jumade of Achalpur in Amaravati
12.Anandrao Khande of viallge Tawashi In Bhandara
reason of despair and distress which has forced these farmers for committing suicides is
the delayed erratic rain and frequent re-sowing, economic losses due to cotton price rescission and NBARD action to Stall the Agri. Credit to under section 11 to district coop banks (DCB) through ill-fated and bankrupt MS co-op Bank .
‘day by day ground situation is getting gloomy but non of senior official has visited the ill-fated families more over administration failed to address crisis and provide any relief to these dying vidarbha afrmer’s families hence we heavy asked Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiraj Chavan to visit vidarbha and provide relief to distressed farmers in order tostop thses on going farm suicides which can be avoided to healing touch from Govt.,but nobody is giving any serious attention to our repeated appeals for the same” Tiwari added.
‘It was July 2006 when Indian Prime Minister visited agrarian crisis prone western vidarbha and announced special relief package of Rs.3750 crore in which the interest waiver of Rs.1080 crore and gave extended Agri. Credit of Rs.2500 crore promising to make it double in next three years but all promises were kept on paper and bankers reduced Agri. Credit for short crop loan has been further reduced to 50% forcing Indian to announce complete loan waiver of Rs.71,000 crore in march 2008 but vidarbha farmers were intentionally kept out this loan waiver and farmers suicides in the cotton cultivating region till continued as non-professional attitude and non-cooperation of bankers the complete exercise of loan waiver has been failed and crop loan amount in last five year reduced to 50% whereas cultivation cost has increased in multifold thanks to skyrocketing prices of Bt.Cotton Seed ,Fertilizer and pesticides and labor ” Tiwari said
As per district administration reports now it’s official crop loan disbursement is less than 50% in comparison to last year disbursement .there is huge cry in vidarbha for fresh crop loan to all illegible farmers but bankers are facing liquidity crunch due to insufficient fund sanctioned by apex bank NABARD even after Dr.Sudhir Goyal promised us as credit flow in Rs.510 crore in first week of July and another installment of Rs.500 crore since 12th July but nothing has happened and crop loan is till standstill due technical issues after RBI twisted the irregularities and scam of existing directors of MSC Bank .vidarbha farmers suffering due default of western Maharashtra sugar lobby this is most unfortunate hence we demand intervention of central Govt. arrange crop loan disbursement to dying vidarbha farmers” Tiwari added.
“We have urged Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiraj Chavan visit the vidarbha and look at the integrated agrarian problems of cotton grower which is related to credit, minimum support price(MSP) and stringent export restrictions which is accumulating the distress sand despair resulting in farmers suicides ” Tiwari added.