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Three more farmers kill self in Vidarbha taking the toll to 604 till date
Farmers in Vidarbha continue to take their own life as the State Govt.'s apathy towards the crisis situation continue. Most of the farm suicides are from villages which are flood affected and flood salvaged area but administration and babus have not moved out of A/C cabins to visit a single family where debt trapped and aid starved farmers committed suicide.

The distress and despair in west vidarbha has claimed the life of three more farmers in last 24 hours taking toll to 604 in year 2013 after heavy rain and flood damaged crop and as per reports. The three who commited suicide are identified as: 

1.Jagdish Sahakar of village of Yavatmal 

2.Shankar Wankhede of village Belora and

3.Dhanraj Wankhede of village Rohankhed both in Amaravati district 

This would mean in  every eight hours  one debt trapped, aid starved farmer's suicide is being reported but Maharashtra  administration has turned blind eye to these innocent genocide. Neither single paisa as relief aid nor the farm credit is being given even after Maharashtra chief minister Prathaviraj Chavan has announced the relief package Rs.2000 crore. Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) urged for urgent intervention of Indian Govt. to tackle very pathetic situation as state Govt. failed to give any healing touch to dying farming community which is  crying for food, medicine and relief aid .

Let's take a look at the statistics of how many people commit suicide every year in Vidarbha:

 Year No of suicides
2001 52
2002 104
2003 148
2005 445
2006 1,448
2007 1,246
2009 916
2010 748
2011 918
2012 916
2013 (Till 30th August) 604

‘Yesterday only we released 24 farmers list who committed suicide in Yavatmal district alone but administration has shocked media reporters when  RDC Yavatmal told them official figure of farm suicides in last three month is 56 and  142 in the year hence actua; farmers suicide figure in 11 district of Vidarbha must have crossed 1000 mark as only one out of three farm suicides are being reported.  If this is the level of distress and despair in rural Vidarbha then agrarian crisis is serious than 2006 when Indian Govt.  intervened and Prime minister visited and announced relief package Rs.3750 crore’ Tiwari added.

“Most of the  farm suicides are from villages which are flood affected and flood salvaged area and collector yavatmal  district was asked visit families and to report ground truth of distress and despair forcing farmers to kill themselves by Maharashtra chief minister and to  take fresh survey of but administration and babus  have not moved out of A/C cabins and till today has not visited single family where debt trapped and aid starved farmers committed suicide    more over all survey of crop damages are being done on office table resulting  depriving  million families in yavatmal  who are flood affected  from aid who are facing heavy damages to main  crop of cotton, soya, paddy and tur in more than million hector   if apathy of administration is continued ground situation likely fuel more distress and more farm suicides  are feared if immediate central intervention is not reached to dying vidarbha’s flood hit people” Tiwari added.  

The unseen record rain in drought prone vidarbha has been creating havoc and one lac families homeless and massive damage to standing crop in an around a million hector amounting more than Rs.20,000 crore hence Maharashtra Govt. being urged to give relief to 2 crore  rain-flood hit population  of vidrabha  as flood-hit are in urgent need of food, compensation, fresh credit and medical help , Tiwari added.

Vidarbha rain-flood crisis needs integrated relief package that should address compensation crop damages to all farmers as rain is till continued  the flood victims are crying for help and property ,credit restoration and fresh crop loan to vidarbha  farmers ,food security for all effected families under antyodaya, free health services  and 100% reimbursement of  fees for higher professional education is need of the hour, Tiwari  urged Maharashtra CM but local administration ground report is not in line with crisis delaying needy help to distressed people.

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