Four more vidarbha farmer suicides reported in a 48 hours – Thousands of Dying Farmers, Farm widows and tribal of vidarbha to join Anna Hazare’s Fast Unto Death Agitation
Nagpur- Dated 12th August 2011
‘The reason on going despair and distress in agrarian crisis hit vidarbha is result of massive corruption at top of law makers implementing wrong policies and siphoning of relief fund for distressed farmers and malnourish millions of tribal that has resulted mass genocide of farmers in last decade as more than 7080 farm suicides reported as per official record of administration and it is till continued Four More ill fated vidarbha farmers’ suicides reported in last 48 hours giving serious indication of another trigger of farm suicide spiral taking official toll 471 in year 2011 alone, Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti informed in press release today.
As per officials report in last two days four farmers who killed themselves are identified as
1.Vilas Pawar of Dhanora-Tanda in Yavatmal
2.Ramji Shelke of pardi in Yavatmal
3.Bala Jadhav of Asola In Washim
4.Namdev Watti of Wadgoan in Gadchiroli
“Even after vidarbha farm suicide spiral restarted administration has failed to provide any relief to dying vidarbha farmers, as per Govt. order collector of respective district has visit family of farmer who committed suicide and submit it’s report to state administration but till today non of officer has visited the door step of ill fated farmer ,leave apart the collector that very unfortunate ”Tiwari said.
“UPA Govt.'s has been trying curb anti corruption movement and voice of framers and civil society by police force will receive very strong protest from vidarbha farmer who are the victims of on going corruption and misrule of state where the Govt. is protecting corrupt officers found guilty of misusing relief aid given under prime minister relief package hence our support to agitation much more legitimate as Vidarbha farmers are innocent victims on going misrule and this is a rare opportunity for us to show despair faced by us. Earlier too we supported Anna Hazare's fast and now we are supporting his second freedom struggle" Babetai Bais president vidarbha farm widows association (VFWA) informed in press release.
‘massive corruption in relief packages to the tune of Rs.5000 crore is reason of continued farmers suicides in west vidarbha .serious allegations of corruption against senior minister and executives leveled in relief package graft but nothing has been happened even after CAG and PAC has given reports hence we want accountable and stringent Lokpal Act hence we are supporting Anna hazare’s cause and we appealed all responsible civil society to join the war against corruption’ Babetai Bais of vidarbha farm widows association(VFWA) added.
‘If Annaji can start indefinite fast at the age of 73 then why we should not spread the message of ‘corruption free India’ ,we have decided that whole vidarbha agrarian community will join the agitation along with civil society to take issue to the final conclusion’ Kishor Tiwari said