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Two vidarbha farmers suicide reported on eve I-D
VJAS | 17 Aug 2013

Having lost all hopes of recovery of standing crop two more farmers committed suicide in agrarian crisis prone west vidarbha region of Maharashtra on the eve of I-D ,they are 1.Gajanan Baliram Panare of village kapeshawar in yavatmal 2.Vinod Ganpati Goradkar of villlage visapur in chnadrapur ,earlier to these in last 72 hours four more farmers suicides reported ,identified as 3.Gajanan Hiranna Gatkawar village wanjari 4. Hirendra Tahkare of village kosdani ,5. Madhukar Gangaram Shivnakar of village Dahegoan in Ralegoan taluka all thrres in yavatmal district and 6.Rambhau Bapurao Borkhede of vilage sawali in manora taluka of washim district ,taking toll to 520 in 2013 complete vidarbha where flood has damaged the crop and Maharashtra chief minister Prathaviraj chavan has announced the relief package Rs.2000 crore but hostile and corrupt administration has been denying d Govt. announced relief aid resulting in these farm suicides

Having lost all hopes of recovery of standing crop two more farmers committed suicide in agrarian crisis prone west vidarbha region of Maharashtra on the eve of I-D ,they are

1.Gajanan Baliram Panare of village kapeshawar in yavatmal

2.Vinod Ganpati Goradkar of villlage visapur in chnadrapur ,earlier to these in last 72 hours four more farmers suicides reported ,identified as 3.Gajanan Hiranna Gatkawar village wanjari 4. Hirendra Tahkare of village kosdani ,5. Madhukar Gangaram Shivnakar of village Dahegoan in Ralegoan taluka all thrres in yavatmal district and 6.Rambhau Bapurao Borkhede of vilage sawali in manora taluka of washim district ,taking toll to 520 in 2013 complete vidarbha  where flood has damaged the crop and Maharashtra chief minister Prathaviraj chavan has announced the relief package Rs.2000 crore but hostile and corrupt administration has been  denying d Govt. announced relief aid resulting in these farm suicides , Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) informed today .

 

I-D FUNCTION BYCOTT

As farmers in flood affected area of vidarbha  has not received signal paisa  as relief and people are facing starvation and administration has turned blind eye to crisis and waiting Govt. GR. For the relief hence farmers and farm widows under protest boycotted official I-D function but they done national flag hosting in their makeshift camps, urging PM to give relief aid, Tiwari added.   

“All party MPs delegation last week met Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohansingh and Agri. minister sharad pawar demanded immediate central relief of Rs.2000 crore  and collectors of all districts were asked take fresh survey of flood affected and flood salvaged area but none of IAS Babus have moved out of A/C cabins and   all survey are being done on office table resulting  depriving 5 million families in vidarbha 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 flood hit people” Tiwari added.  

 

The unseen record rain in drought prone vidarbha has been creating havoc and more than 170 people killed and one lac families homeless and massive damage to standing crop  in an around 5 million hector amounting more than Rs.20,000 crore hence Maharashtra Govt. being urged to give relief to 2 billion 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.