VJAS claimed that despite the CM's instruction to the collector of the Yavatmala district, to visit the flood affected families to report the ground reality of the distress and despair which is forcing farmers to kill themselves, the collector failed to do so.
The over all survey of crop damage is being done on office table resulting into the deprivation of hundreds of families in Yavatmala who are flood affected and have faced heavy damage to their main crop of cotton, soya, paddy and tur in more than 50,000 acres.
“If the apathy of administration is continued the ground situation is likely to fuel more distress. More farm suicides are feared if an immediate intervention by the central government does not take place,” added Tiwari.
The unseen record rain in drought prone Vidarbha has been creating havoc and one lac families have so far become homeless and a massive damage has happened to the standing crops in around a million hector, amounting to a loss of more than Rs 20,000 crore.
VJAS has demanded credit restoration and fresh crop loan to Vidarbha farmers, food security to all the affected families under Antyodaya scheme, free health services and 100% reimbursement of fees in the category of higher professional education.