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Vidarbha – 5 farmers commit suicide in 2 days- July Toll 32 #WTFnews


5  more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha in two days , July toll reaches 32 

Dated-16 July 2015

Five  farmers have committed suicide in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra over the past two days after the failure of their crops because of poor rainfall, taking the number of farmers who ended their lives in the area this month to 32.

The five distressed farmers took the drastic step after they could not raise funds for fresh sowing of crops following the beginning of the kharif season last month. The crops failed because there has been no rain in the region since the last week of June.

The latest victims of the agrarian crisis were identified as Ganesh wagh of Pentalki village washim, ananda rathode  of bothbodan  village and parmod gaeande of viallge uti(both in Yavatmal district), Rameshwar jamnik of Kalashi in Amravati district and mahohar kalngi ofsalai  in Wardha district. They belonged to the cotton-producing belt of western Vidarbha.

With these deaths, the toll in the region this month has risen to 32, said Kishore Tiwari, president of the Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti, a farmers pressure group. The figure for last month was 78.

As many as 820 farmers committed suicide because of the agrarian crisis till July 13, while the figure for 2014 was 1072, Tiwari said. “The farmers in the region are depressed and distressed as there were no rains in the area since June 18, and the crops that they sowed dried up. They could not generate further funds for fresh sowing,” Tiwari said.

Here is list Date of suicide Name Village and district
1 2/7/2015 Dinesh bhonde Porgavan(wardha)
2 3/7/2015 Santosh chatule Shendurjana(amaravati)
3 4/7/2015 Pandurang madavi Watkhed(yavtamal)
4 4/7/1015 Amol vayale Shirasgoan (yavatmal)
5 4/7/2015 Shaymrao kokarde Bhivapur(amaravati)
6 5/7/2015 Satish sidram Gohda(wardha)
7 5/7/2015 Maraotrao atatre Pandhari(yavatmal)
8 5/7/2015 Harihar karade Deulgoan(akola)
9 5/7/2015 Narayan thakary Pimpal vihir (amamravati)
10 6/7/2015 Mahhamad akhil -Saudagar Katpur(amaravati)
11 6/7/2015 Prakash chavan Kondhari(yavatmal)
12 7/7/2015 Antaram tekam Aaledhur(bhandara)
13 7/7/2015 Satish pokle Rohikhed(buldhna)
14 9/7/2015 Manohar watghule Pavnar(wardha)
15 9/7/2015 Yadav jivtode Shembal(chandrapur)
16 9/7/2015 Ramrav naitam Watched(yavatmal)
17 10/7/2015 Pundlik ukhade Kinhi (yavatmal)
18 10/7/2015 Ramchandra kumbhalkar Wadner(wardha)
19 10/7/2015 Raghunath ingale Khalegoan(buldhana)
20 11/7/2015 Mangilal aade Manora (washim)
21 11/7/2015 Devidas tayade Ahmadabad(amaravati)
22 11/7/2015 Baliram bhatkar Morzadi(akola)
23 12/7/2015 Shalik gedam Wadhoda(yavatmal)
24 12/7/2015 Vilas gawande Kalashi(amaravati)
25 12/7/2015 Devidas kate Dhanaj(washim)
26 13/7/2015 Bapurao zade Raveri(yavatmal)
27 13/7/2015 Rameshwar jamnik Kalashi (amaravati)
28 13/7/2015 Pundlik sukalkar Dabha(pahur)
29 14/7/2015 Pramod gwande Uti(yavatmal)
30 15/7/2015 Manohar kalngi Salai(wardha)
31 16/7/2015 Ananda rathode Bothbodan(yavatmal)
32 16/7/2015 Ganesh wagh Pen Takli (buldhana)

Only 80,000 of the 4 lakh farmers in the area got crop loans during the kharif season under the government’s scheme to restructure crop loans. A majority of them had to approach money lenders after their crops dried up, he said. “They have no alternative but to take such drastic steps,” he added.

We are sending regular massages to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadanvis ,Nitin Gadkari and Sudhir Munganttiwar only today CM has send SMS reply that he is taking cognizance

Tiwari demanded that farmers affected by the lack of rains should be given fresh loans for re-sowing crops. They should also be provided food grains till the harvesting season, he said.

Earlier in the year, unseasonal rains and hailstorms ruined cotton and soyabean crops in western Vidarbha. Farmers groups said an “unfair” minimum support price set by the government and inflation had raised debts levels among cultivators.

Suicide have spiked in the rain-fed cotton growing region of Vidarbha. A spate of deaths is reported every time the harvest looks bleak, farmers’ representatives said.

“The cause for concern is not just the suicide rate but the entire agrarian situation. Suicides are only an indication of the miserable condition of farmers in the region,” Tiwari said.

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