While Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fandanavis is on a US tour and is making tall claims like 'Make in Maharashtra ' and 'Vidarbha shining', with metro rail and smart city projects, the ground reality is of gloom. More than 5 million debt-trapped and distressed farmers are in deep trouble due to the on-going resowing of kharip crops and continuous denial of fresh crop loans to the drought hit region, resulting in 8 more innocent vidarbha farmer's suicides in last 48 hours.
When Maharashtra Chief Secretary along with half a dozen top bureaucrats of principal secretary rank were doing ground study of on going agrarian crisis, in last three days of this week 12 more innocent debt-ridden farmers committed.
Six farmers have committed suicide in Maharshtra's Vidarbha region in last 48 hours. According to Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti they were disappointed over no mention of farm loan waiver and higher Minimum Support Price (MSP) in PM Modi's "Mann Ki Baat" programme, as promised in last election
When newly elected Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis was reviewing Vidarbha crisis during his two-day tour of farm suicide affected regions, at the same time seven debt trapped distressed and drought ridden farmers killed themselves according to various reports.