VIDARBHA JAN ANDOLAN SAMITI
SUB- THREE MORE YOUNG DALIT FARMERS SUICIDES ON THE MAHARASHTRA BUDGET DAY AS GOVT. FAILED TO GIVE BUDGETARY ALLOCATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RELIEF PACKAGE
Nagpur-23rd MARCH 2007,
Three more young dalit farmer suicides reported on the day when Maharashtra Finance Minister Jayant Patil was presenting annual budget in maharashtra assembly i.e.22nd March, 2007 taking toll to 75 in this month of march as earlier in feb.88 and Jan. 70 farm suicides reported taking total toll to 233 in year 2007 which all most double in comparison same period in 2006 this followed by the more than 1400 farm suicides in year 2006 as per govt. of Maharashtra official figure.
Names of the farmers who committed suicides on 22nd march, 2007 are two from amaravati and one from bhandara district, they are.
1.RAJU PISE OF VILLAGE ASHTA IN AMARAVATI
2.SANJAY VAIDYA OF VILLAGE KURJA IN BHANDARA
3.NITIN KAMDI OF VILLAGE WARUD IN AMARAVATI
Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti reported today on 23 rd MARCH,2007.
GOVT. FAILED TO GIVE BUDGETARY ALLOCATION FOR IMPLEMENTATION OF RELIEF PACKAGE
we are shocked to see that maharashtra govt. failed provide budgetary allocation for all ready announced relief aid as all packages declared earlier are for three year hence to make these relief packages fund availability is must that govt. of mahrashtra failed to provide ,it means that maharashtra govt. has packed up the relief package.
Vidarbha agrarian crisis has resulted in mass farm suicides due to continuous distress caused as per govt. of maharashtra large scale survey and study reports that it's due to debt, crop failure and complete failure of health care, food care and education and employment support systems in rural vidarbha but maharashtra budget failed to provide any targeted relief in these areas, kishor tiwari added.
vidarbha Jan andolan samiti(VJAS) has been demanding that to save 1.7 million cotton farmers who deep distress to provide complete debt waiver and cotton crop protection and all front ,ban on chemical farming along with restoration of health care, education, rural employment and food security to rural masses of vidarbha. "complete rejection cotton farmers main demands will have very serious impact on distress farming community and it's very unfortunate" kishor tiwari told "how many more farm suicides govt. needs to act on targeted relief areas?" VJAS urged .
Yours faith fully
Vidarbha Jan andolan samiti