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.
Complete cotton and soybean crop failure coupled with massive recession in cotton and soybean market price trading much below hostile minimum support prices (MSP) has added fuel in to existing despair and distress in debt-trapped Vidarbha cotton and soybean growing farmers as six more ill-fated farmers suicides reported on the eve of Diwali.