Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti
SUB-300 VIDARBHA FARM SUICIDES IN YEAR 2007: IT’S ALL TIME HIGH TILL ADMINISTRATION CLAIMS 50% DECLINE IN FARM SUICIDE AFTER PRIME MINISTER PACKAGE ANNOUNCEMENT.
In year 2007 last 110 days record 302 vidarbha farmers suicides reported (JAN-70,FEB-88,MARCH -97 APRIL TILL TODAY 47) that has exposed local administration that package implementation has dropped down the farm suicides in vidarbha by 50% as farm suicide figure of this year since Jan to 20 April is all most double and farm suicides in vidarbha are daily increasing but administration is using official media to mislead the world that vidarbha farm suicides are on decline as maharashtra govt. on it’s own website
has put the information that exposes this claims as wrong one as vidarbha farm suicides in last three year are on record high and vidarbha Jan andolan samiti has given the reference of their own web site official data which is like this
OFFICIAL FIGURE OF FARM SUICIDES IN SIX DISTRICT OF WEST VIDARBHA
FARM SUICIDE AND YEAR 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
JAN TO APRIL 20TH 12 16 24 44 52 205 316
SUICIDE IN YEAR 49 105 143 441 560 1427 316
THIS FIGURE OF SUICIDE ARE FROM SIX DISTRICTS V.I.Z. YAVATMAL,AMARAVATI,AKOLA,WARDHA,WASHIM,BULDHANA OF VIDARBHA AND ARE FROM GOVT. WEBSITE- http://www.vnss-mission.gov.in/docs/suicide.pdf
RECORD SUICIDE AFTER PRIME PACKAGE ANNOUNCEMENT
Dr. man Mohan Singh Indian prime minister visited vidarbha on 1st July 2006 and announced rs.3750 package to the cotton farmers of six districts but official record says that there record increase in cotton farmers suicides after this package announcement as govt. of maharashtra has officially admitted 1534 farmers suicides after 1st July 2007 as this suicide figure is all most equal to suicide figure of last decade and this fact is known to govt. officials very welt ii they are saying that suicide are decline and after package suicide rate has come down to 50%,this is matter of shame kishor tiwari added.
Govt. of maharashtra has selected Dr.Sudhir Goyal relief commissioner to clarify this misleading suicide data as same relief commissioner has put govt. official survey which shows that 75% of 1.7 million farmers are in distress and more that 4lacs 34 thousands cotton farmers are in deep distress and their hardship are needed to be addressed has not been taken care of in these so called relief packages.
Link to survey
ON 10TH OCTOBER DR.SUDHIR GOYAL HAS SUBMITTED CRITICAL REPORT TO INDIAN PRIME MINISTER OFFICE THAT
1. SUDEEN DROP IN COTTON YIELD
2. TOTAL FAILURE BT. COTTON IN RAIN FED AREA OF VIDARBHA
3. WITHDRAWAL ADVANCE BONUS TO VIDARBHA COTTON FARMERS SINCE JUNE-2005 IN COTTON MONOPOLY SCHEME.
4. CREDIT CRUNCH TO THE COTTON FARMERS
5. US SUBSIDIES DROPPING THE COTTON PRICE INTERNATIONALLY
6. HIGH COST EXCESSIVE USE OF CHEMICAL FARMING METHODS
Coupled total failure rural health care, employment and social cum civil administration are the main reasons of farmer’s suicides in west vidarbha and dr.sudhir goyal himself has asked Indian govt. that low cost sustainable farming is only solution of stop these suicides. Ban on Bt. Cotton and chemical farming is need of hour and cotton farmers should cultivate other than cotton crop and food crop promotion should the programme of the state the official further demands. Restoration secondary systems like rural employment, health care, social and civil governance ,ban on liquor also needed to stop these on going suicides but noboy is acting in this direction more over misleading press releases are adding fuel to extremely critical situation in vidarbha ,kishor tiwari in formed
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Vidarbha jan andolan samiti