Monday, October 09, 2006

NOW TO GET NEW FRESH CROP LOAN VIDARBHA FARMERS TO START “GANDHIGIRI”- TO “KISANBHAI LAGE RAHO” FROM 12TH OCTOBER BEFORE STATE BANK OF INDIA

VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI

REGD. OFFICE: 11, TRISARAN SOCIETY, KHAMLA, NAGPUR - 440 025.
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REF:-FARMERS SUICIDES PRESS-NOTE DATED-9TH OCTOBER,2006

NOW TO GET NEW FRESH CROP LOAN VIDARBHA FARMERS TO START “GANDHIGIRI”- TO “KISANBHAI LAGE RAHO” FROM 12TH OCTOBER BEFORE STATE BANK OF INDIA PATANBORI (YAVATMAL)

NAGPUR-9TH OCTOBER 2006

AS PER PUBLIC STATEMENT OF DR.SUDHIR GOYAL,DIVISIONAL COMMISSIONER ,AMARAVATI THAT DUE TO R.B.I. AND NABARD GUIDE LINES REGARDING DISBURSEMENT FRESH CREDIT TO DEBT STARVED FARMERS LAST DATE OF THAT’S 30TH SEPTEMBER 20006 HAS BEEN COVERED AND ALL ANTIONALISED BANK HAVE STOP FRESH CROP LOAN DISBURSEMENT EVEN THOUGH THEY ACHIEVED ONLY 50% OF THEIR TARGET .NOW HAVING FAILED WITH ALL AGITATIONS BEFORE BANKS IN LAST THREE MONTHS ALL ELIGIBLE FARMERS FOR FRESH CROP LOAN HAS DECIDED TO LUNCH UNIQUE AGITATION TAKING INSPIRATION FROM PUNJAB FARMERS TO START “GANDHIJGIRI” THAT GIVING GARLANDS TO BANK MANAGER TILL HE RESTART DISBURSEMENT FRESH CROP LOAN TO ALL DEBT STARVED FARMERS ,INFORMED SURESH BOLENWAR,ANIL PULLAJWAR,GOPAL SHARMA ,MOHAN JADHAV AND MORESHWAR WATILE MAIN CONVENORS OF “KISANBHAI LAGE RAHO” AGITATION BELONGING LOCAL FARMERS PRESSURE GROUP VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI.

ON 12 OCTOBER FARMERS THOUSANDS IN NUMBERS WILL TAKE BIG PROCESSION WITH BAND PARTY AND GARLANDS AND BOUQUETS OF ZENDU FLOWERS AND IT WILL BE PRESENTED TO HON'BLE BANK MANAGER OF STATE BANK OF INDIA ,PATANBORI BRANCH IN YAVATMAL DISTRICT WHICH HAS REPORTED MORE THAN 200 DEBT STARVED FARMERS SUICIDE .

GOVT.OF INDIA UNDER PRIME MINISTER SPECIAL PACKAGE TO SIX DISTRICT WEST VIDARBHA HAS WAIVED OF RS.710 CRORE AS PART OF INTEREST ON OVERDUE INTEREST ON SHORT TERM CROP LOAN OF FARMERS AND NABARD ARRANGED RS.2500 CRORE AS FRESH CREDIT IN ORDER TO GIVE FRESH CROP LOAN DEBT TRAPPED 3 MILLION FARMERS BUT HOSTILE FUNCTIONING OF NATIONALISED BANKS THEY COULD MANAGE TO GIVE FRESH LOAN ONLY 2 LACS ADDITIONAL FARMERS .

AS BANKS ARE NOT GIVING FRESH CROP LOANS THE SUICIDE TOLL IN SINCE 1ST JULY HAS GONE UP TO 356, 125 SUICIDES IN LAST MONTH SEPTEMBER IS THE HIGHEST IN A MONTH WITHIN THE LAST DECADE, VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI, A PRESSURE GROUP FIGHTING FOR THE FARMERS'S CAUSE, SAID ON FRIDAY. EARLIER MAHARASHTRA CHIEF MINISTER VILASRAO DESHMUKH CLAIMED THAT IN THE PRESENCE OF PRIME MINISTER MANMOHAN SINGH AND PARTY PRESIDENT SONIA GANDHI AT THE CONGRESS CMS' CONFERENCE IN NAINITAL THAT THE SITUATION WAS IMPROVING IN THE COTTON BELT OF VIDARBHA WHERE 356 FARMERS HAD REPORTEDLY COMMITTED SUICIDE SINCE JULY 1. EARLIER, THE PM HAD ANNOUNCED A RS 3,750 CRORE SPECIAL RELIEF PACKAGE FOR SIX WORST HIT DISTRICTS.

INTRODUCTION OF BT COTTON IN VIDARBHA HAS LED TO A SPURT OF FARMER SUICIDES. MOST SUICIDE CASES RELATE TO THOSE FARMING FAMILIES WHICH HAVE RUN UP HUGE DEBTS BECAUSE OF THE HIGH COST IN USING THE EXPENSIVE GENETICALLY-MODIFIED COTTON SEEDS, WHICH HAVE TO BE BOUGHT EVERY YEAR. CROP FAILURES IN THIS SITUATION, THEREFORE, LEAVE FARMERS WITH DEBTS THEY ARE UNABLE TO PAY AND ARE THEN HOUNDED BY LOAN SHARKS.
KISHOR TIWARI REJECTED THE GOVERNMENT CLAIM THAT LOANS WERE BEING LIBERALLY DISTRIBUTED TO FARMERS. ''IN FACT ON 12 TH OCTOBER THOSAND OF FARMERS WILL STARTED AN AGITATION IN FRONT OF PATANBORI BRANCH OF STATE BANK OF INDIA IN KELAPUR TALUKA OF YAVATMAL DISTRICT AFTER THE BANK MANAGER DECLARED THAT HE HAD RECEIVED INSTRUCTIONS FROM SUPERIORS TO STOP LOAN DISBURSEMENT

AS NOW DAILY MORE THAN FIVE SUICIDES ARE BEING REPORTED IN THIS REGION AND BANKER S ARE NOT GIVING FRESH CROP LOAN TO ANY FARMERS MASSIVE PROTEST AGITATION HAS BEEN ORGANIZED ON 12 TH OCTOBER THOSAND OF FARMERS WILL STARTED AN AGITATION IN FRONT OF PATANBORI BRANCH OF STATE BANK OF INDIA IN KELAPUR TALUKA OF YAVATMAL DISTRICT IN WHICH MORE THAN 10,000 FARMERS TO PARTICIPATE. KISHOR TIWARI INFORMED TODAY.

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