The number of farmers committing suicide in Vidarbha since June 2005 has risen upto 1,136. In November alone, this year, 91 farmers have committed suicide.
This morning, a farmer tried to commit suicide by consuming pesticide in the Yavatmal district. His condition is reported to be very critical. In his suicide note, Rameshwar Annaji Kuchankar has blamed the Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister for bringing disaster to the Vidarbha region. His suicide note, released by the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti reads:
I don't know how to continue living. I have taken a loan of 15,000 rupees. The Government says that the price of cotton will not be hiked. Since I have plunged into losses, I am ending my life. My mother and father should not be harrassed. Chief Minister, please give us the correct price for our cotton. Deputy CM, RR Patil, fix the rate at 3,000 rupees otherwise more suicides will happpen. Pratibha, please get remarried; I am sorry, I am leaving you alone.
SPARK THE RENDEZVOUS
THE DAUGHTERS OF RURAL INDIA
WANT TO MEET THEM??
SPARK THE RENDEZVOUS WITH YOUR PRESENCE
25TH OF FEBRUARY 2007
JANTAR MANTAR, 12:30 PM
Tera desh tujhe pukare hai…halla bol..halla bol
In the last week itself somewhere in the country about 30 farmers have committed suicide in face of the glaring agrarian crisis
Since 1997, over 25000 farmers have taken their lives and the number only keeps increasing…..
Dumping of genetically engineered seeds to replace our indigenous farm saved seeds to humour corporate giants
Lack of political will
An excruciating silence on the whole issue
Insecure lives lead to insecure futures…..what are we doing to make this nation’s development a sustainable one?
Theres a need to demand security of basic necessities of life….food being one!
A country that boasts of a thriving economy also embraces the phenomena of malnutrition, starvation and hunger as comfortably.
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