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­5 more farmers end lives in Vidharbha

Prabhat Sharan MUMBAI:April 1, 2013 DH News Service

 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.


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