VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI
REGD. OFFICE: 11, TRISARAN SOCIETY, KHAMLA, NAGPUR - 440 025.
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REF: - FARMERS SUICIDES VERY-URGENT- PRESS-NOTE
FARMER COMMITTED SUICIDE ON DAIS OF DAUGHTER'S MARRIAGE
NOW 247 VIDARBHA FARMERS SUICIDES IN 2007 TOO
NAGPUR-27TH MARCH 2007
SUICIDE OF COTTON FARMER ON SUNDAY IN MARRIAGE CEREMONY OF HER OWN DAUGHTER HAS ONCE AGAIN BROUGHT THE HIGH COST MARRIGAE IN RURAL VIDARBHA HAS BEEN COMING OUT TOBE MAJOR REASON OF DISTRESS AND SUICIDE ,DEVIDAS TAYADE IS NOT FIRST TO DO SO MORE THAN 4500 FARM SUICIDES HAS SAME OR THE OTHER STORIES OF ECONOMIC CRISIS TO BRING THE ATTENTION OF INDIAN ADMINISTRATION.
"A Debt bidden farmer ended his life after solemnising the marriage of his beloved daughter .the deceased farmer devidas tayade (45) was a small farmers of village Brahman Wada thadi in amaravati distt.the incident occurred on Sunday at Savarkheda village in Morshi taluka at the time of marriage itself. Jyoti tied the nuptial knot with Pradip Gaikwad of Shirajgoan Kasaba. Devidas in the queue to bless newly married couple. When he reached the couple he collapsed on the dais.
Tayade was admitted to the hospital where doctor declared him dead. Tayade had consumed pesticide.
Tayade had sold his farm of more than three acre for marriages of two punam and jyoti .having become land less ,he was worried about how he would marry of his third daughter Varsha and complete education of his son Manoj ."
EARLIER ON 25th and 24 TH MARCH 2007 12 MORE FARMERS WERE REPORTED AS VICTIMS OF VIDARBHA AGRARIAN CRISIS WHO COMMITTED SUICIDES, THEY ARE
1.SUBHASH MOHURLE OF VILLAGE KINHI IN YAVATMAL
2.SHANKAR ZODE IN DEWALA IN YAVATMAL
3.DAVIDAS TAYADE IN BRAHMAN THADI IN AMARAVATI
4.NAMDEO TAG OF MURTIJAPUR IN AKOLA
5.ANKUSH LATHAL OF CHATKHED IN AKOLA
6.BABAN BHIMATE KRISHNNA IN WASHIM
7.RAMESH NEMANE OF PASARNI IN WARDHA
8.SURESH KADAM OF SALPHAD IN WARDHA
9.KISHATTANNA DESHATTIWAR OF CHANAKH AIN YAVATMAL
10.DIKARAM DHOTTARKAR OF TADULWANI IN NAGPUR
11.PRABHAKAR KALE OF ALIPUR IN WARDHA
12.BHAGWANTRAO PHUNDKAR OF KHUBHARGOAN IN AMARAVATI
vidarbha farm suicides taking total toll 247 in 2007 and 89 till date in March and 70 and 88 in Jan. and Feb., 2007.
After visit of Indian prime minister to vidarbha on 30th June and 1st July 2006 and announcement of special package of Rs.3750/- to around 3 million distress farmers of west vidarbha but even though PMO was monitor the progress of relief aid, the result after all most nine month that only 10% of relief amount reached to the farmers in distress that also in indirect form .the govt. administration has diverted fund at their will and wish more over very unfortunate part of relief aid after your NAGPUR visit that local administration has decided to reject all most of all cases of farm widows compensation on the ground that these suicides are not due agrarian crisis.
Now both budget of Indian and maharashtra govt. are placed before the respective houses for sanction but both failed to address vidarbha agrarian crisis as main demands of cotton growers regarding restoration of cotton rate Rs.2500 per quintal and complete loan waiver, and having seen the main demands of cotton farmers being rejected more and more suicides are daily reported which is very serious matter.
In a letter to Indian prime minister .it is demanded that in order to save 3 million farmers of vidarbha, to provide targeted relief in Indian budget, which are
1.RESORETION OF COTTON PRICE AT THE RATE OF RS.2500/- PER QUINTAL
2.COMPLETE LOAN WAIVER TO ALL VIDARBHA FARMERS
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Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti