Vidarbha reports four more Farmer Suicide in last 48 hours-UPA’s FDI Chocolate fails impress Dying Vidarbha Farmers
Nagpur -18th September
The farm suicide capital of India ‘Vidarbha’ till reporting its distressed farm suicide spiral as four more innocent debt trapped and distressed farmers suicides reported in last 48 hours taking tally of farmers suicides 546 in the year 2012 ,recent victims of on going agrarian crisis are
1.Devidas Thakare of village Kumbha in Yavatmal
2.Keshav Charpe of village Khed in Amaravati
3.Uttam Ingale of village Umara in Akola
4.Shaymrao Kothoke of village Mahadula in Nagpur
As per media report published here, Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti who is fighting the saving the dying cotton farmers of vidarbha region informed in press release today.
“Last week only National Human Right commission (NHRC) issued notice to Maharashtra Govt. chief secretary on media report of 7 vidarbha farmers published on 4th September and UPA Govt. announced it’s big bang of reforms claiming that this will benefit the farmers who are being exploited by market traders and local commodity dealers but it has been failed to impress the distressed and debt trapped dying vidarbha farming community ,we were expecting Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to visit vidarbha on Monday 17th September but they skip the function to avoid humiliation as even after one month after CM’s announcement of 19th August to flood effected Yavatmal District till today neither relief aid nor any officer reached these villages . we have requesting Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan to visit the vidarbha farm families who are killing themselves to under stand reasons of despair and distress but they are too busy power politics to saving chair” Tiwari.
“Vidarbha is classic example of allowing FDI in agriculture input like seed ,pesticide, fertilizer as MNCs having done massive investment in seed, pesticide and infrastructure have created their monopoly and involved in unfair trade practices and created a cartel which is main reason of agrarian crisis and now entry of Walmart, Tesco and Carrefour known the same exploitation will fuel more despair and distress and aggravate agrarian crisis hence 3 million agrarian crisis hit cotton farmers of west vidarbha alone with thousands of farm widows will join Nation-wide Bandh called by the Confederation of on September 20, to protest against government's decision to operationalise 51 per cent foreign direct investment in multi-brand retail by road blockade on national highway passing vidarbha , Tiwari added.