10 More Farmers Kills Themselves
In last three days, 10 more Vidarbha farm suicides have been reported. Five farmers from Yavatmal,three from washim, two from Amravati and one from Nagpur are said to have committed suicides.Their named are as follows: 1.Shyamrao kalbande of gram katkhede in washim 2.Anil Jadhav of morad in washim four farmers who killed them selves on 6th april are 3.Sharavan Rathode of asola in yavatmal 4.Bhaurao Meshram of lohara in yavatmal 5.raisingh Chavan of bhulai in yavatmal 6.Ramrao Uike of Pithori in nagpur On 5th april four more farmers’ suicides were reported 7.Suryabhan chavan of yawali in yavatmal 8.Devidas wade of khurha in amaravati 9.Yogesh parikhe of kisanapur in amaravati 10.Gajanan pohane of kawthal in washim These 10 farmers were small farmers belonging to backward class, tribal and banjaras, it shows that prevailing distress that killing farmers who are deprived of all relief aid.The recent reports of bank recoveries up to 31st march shows that cotton farmers are in deep economical crisis because failure of cotton crop and poor market rate for cotton. This situation is too critical to explain, official report from Maharashtra State Givernment reports that the agrarian crisis in the west Vidarbha is very critical and 1. 2 million farmers out of 1.7 million farmer in the region are under distress and more than 4,35,000 are suicide prone and under maximum distress, needs food security, health security and complete social protection. We urge Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh to address the basic issues of agrarian crisis in west vidarbha.We ask then for restoration of advance bonus and state should purchase the cotton from cotton grower at the rate @2500/- at all 550 procurement center and all pending debt should written off so that farmers can start fresh farming .The ban on chemical farming and direct subsidy for food crop promotion must be introduced.Also, health care, education and rural employment are a must to save farmers lives in Vidarbha.