Press Esc to close

­5 more farmers end lives in Vidharbha

Prabhat Sharan MUMBAI:April 1, 2013 DH News Service 3:22 IST
The toll of suicides in Vidarbha continues unabated with delayed reports trickling from interiors stating that five farmers trapped in the vortex of debts took their lives in the past 72 hours.

Farm land activist Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) said that suicides were reported from Yavatmal, Akola and Bhandara districts.

The names of the farmers who took their lives are: Thasu Rathode (Bhansala village: Yavatmal), Arun Chiche (Gangadevi village; Yavatmal), Kamalsingh Suryavanshi (Mankari village; Akola), Rameshwar Asalmot (Khadaka village; Akola) and Dhudharam Turane (Somnala village; Bhandara).

“The toll has gone up to112. A statistics for the government which is refusing to recognise the agrarian-crisis enveloping the region. In Vidarbha for Kharif season, the area under cultivation of Bt cotton was over 32 lakh and the change in monsoon climate damaged the standing crop, said Tiwari.

“As it is Bt cotton has only led to a rise in the inputs and with farmers being forced to sell below minimum support proce (MSP), the losses were heavy. Adding to this, there is no drinking water in more than 2,000 villages. The water level is receding both in dams as well in the under-ground streams. The government is just not bothered about the three million farmers,” he said.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Actress Tamannaah Bhatia during a promotional event...

Actress Tamannaah Bhatia during a promotional event...

Girls take selfie near a classic car at the 8th edition of the 21 Gun Salute...

Girls take selfie near a classic car at the 8th edition of the 21 Gun Salute...

A man feeds langurs at Khandagiri in...

A man feeds langurs at Khandagiri in...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau...

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau...

Dancers perform during celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's independence...

Dancers perform during celebrations of the 10th anniversary of Kosovo's independence...

Police guard a demonstration during the Munich Security Conference in Munich...

Police guard a demonstration during the Munich Security Conference in Munich...

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women Round Robin - Olympic Athletes from...

Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics - Women Round Robin - Olympic Athletes from...

Ventilation pipes are seen at a Korean barbecue restaurant at the Yongpyong ski...

Ventilation pipes are seen at a Korean barbecue restaurant at the Yongpyong ski...

A view of Lok Bhawan, a government building housing Uttar Pradesh...

A view of Lok Bhawan, a government building housing Uttar Pradesh...

School children perform during 'Pariksha Par Charcha', an interactive session...

School children perform during 'Pariksha Par Charcha', an interactive session...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.