Monday, 30 April 2012

Five more vidarbha farmers’ suicides reported on eve of “Maharashtra Day”


Five more vidarbha farmers’ suicides reported on eve of “Maharashtra Day”

Nagpur-1st May 2012

When Maharashtra Govt. and administration in vidarbha was busy is making arrangement of celebration of Maharashtra Day 1st  May as mark of memory when vidarbha region was merged  with Maharashtra on 1st May 1960 ,five more ill fated debt trapped farmers suicides reported today  due to on going agrarian crisis and drought who were waiting relief aid declared in December 2011 by Maharashtra chief minister  at floor of house  winter session of Maharashtra assembly  after administration officially admitted that standing crop on nearly 90 lakhs hector damaged due to poor monsoon and dry spell in September out of which 40 lakhs hectors is cotton crop of west vidarbha and rest of Maharashtra declaring  relief amount was Rs.2000 crore  and all most all cotton growers were assured minimum Rs.8000 relief aid per family till date administration has not even prepared list of farmers who suffered crop failure where as Maharashtra Govt. failed to arrange to requisite Rs.2000 crore for relief resulting in more distress and despair in dying vidarbha farming community ,the recent victims of Maharashtra Govt.apathy and complete neglect are

1.Ramdas Dhale of village chicholi in Yavatmal
(Committed suicides early morning and death body is awaiting postmortem  in the mortuary of Govt. hospital Yavatmal as doctors are attending Mahrashtra Day Function.he is cotton farmers who was debt trapped and debt details are SBI parwa branch Rs.2 lakh and private money leander Rs.1 lakh)
2.Ajabrao Meshram of Village Shivani in Yavtmal
3.Ramnna Pedkulwar of Village Aril in Yavatmal
4.Parvatibai Kadel of  Poharadevi in Washim District.
5.Shriram Kakad of Village Sategaon in Amaravati

(media report published today is attached with press release)

 taking total tally of  farmers suicides to 332 in the year 2012 ,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) said in press note.

“We are shocked with step motherly attitude towards the drought in west Maharashtra and drought and agrarian crisis in west vidarbha given by UPA de-fecto Prime Minister Rahul Gandhi ,Union Agriculture Minister Shard Pawar And Maharashtra Chief Minister Prathiraj Chavan  even leader of opposition in legislative council Vinod Tawade has rushed to SATARA but  nobody even ready to speak about these innocent cotton growers genocide  ,this is crime with humanity and high time for civil society to break salience over farmers suicides which are mostly policy driven” Tiwari added.

“As per official admission of Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Balasaheb Vikhe Patil, this year cotton cultivation has jumped to more than 44 lakhs hector in dry land region of  Mahrashtra Covering Vidarbha,Marathwada,Khandesh and North Maharashtra  but yield has been dropped to 45 lakhs bales in comparison to yield of the last year yield of 86 lakhs bales  more over cost of cultivation has jumped to almost  double  and this is very serious issue more over in order to save rain sensitive Bt.cotton crop these farmers used all available surface water for irrigation which was reserved for drinking purpose creating severe water crisis in the region but administration is keeping salient of this facts ,which is reason of these on going farmers suicides ” Tiwari added.

‘When agrarian crisis of west vidarbha and now of whole Maharashtra is man made and policy driven ,the solution of the agrarian crisis are with policy makers and administration hence we are demanding that all dry land farmers should be given direct subsidy for food crop cultivation and all rain sensitive cash crop like Bt.cotton should be banned  till crisis are over .there is urgent need of food security ,health facility, work under MGRENA in the every farm of crisis driven farmer ,restructuring of crop loan and restoration social and civil administration in rural part of Maharashtra .the diversion of fund given under relief package by politician is coming out to be major cause of worry and time has come to eradicate this Corruption but it require very high moral and willpower which is missing in Maharashtra Present Leadership” Tiwari added.


  

Rampant Corruption in Maharashtra Forest works of MGREGA and Tendu Bonus Distribution: Massive Rally Tribal on 4th May to Demand Probe


Rampant   Corruption in Maharashtra Forest works of   MGREGA and Tendu Bonus Distribution: Massive Rally Tribal on 4th May to Demand Probe

 Nagpur-30th April 2012

“Why there is no demand to get hardearn legitimate money amounting More than Rs.25 crore payment of MGREGA farm mostly tribal who claimed to be on massive forest water conservation project in Yavatmal district has not received single paisa  due to hundreds of complaints of bogus muster and 100% work with help of contractor and  heavy automatic machines ??” is the question asked by Dr.Shrawan Hardikar collector  of the Yavatmal district to the all forest officers working in remote part of agrarian crisis hit west vidrabha   reflect true picture of massive on going corruption in MGREGA  work and all officers involved have hundreds of crores parting money with politicians , RTI activists  and local press reporters hence now tribal whose ‘Worker Card’ were used are coming together along with Tendu leaves fuckers who are denied their bonus since 2008 on 4th May in massive Rally organized in Agrasen Bhavan Pandharkawada  ,Bhimrao Naitam   convener of   Tendu Mazoor Samiti informed in pres release today.

Tribal activist Kishore Tiwari, Letu Junghare,Tukaram Meshram ,Ankit Meshram and Mohan Jadhav are chief guest to address rally  and all MGREGA workers and Tendu leaves fuckers  mostly tribal will attend this historic rally  will expose the rampant corruption in forest department ,Naitam added.

Tendu Mazoor Samiti’s massive agitation which lasted from 1997 to 2005  forced Maharashtra to forgo the right over royalty collected through  tendu units auctions and  started distributing it to tendu workers as bonus but more than 80% amount is being siphoned out by way fabricated record and forest deptt. failed to adopt any transparent computerized method of Tendu bonus distribution hence on 4th May, tribal will demand the same so that constitutional rights of tribal on minor forest produce is restored  ,Tukaram Meshram Kolam tribal leader said .

“we are shocked to see the level of corruption in Tendu bonus distribution that whole bonus amount hundreds of villages were deposited in the bank account single family and family members are not Tendu workers moreover they are relative of local forest staff which mush more irritating ,as senior forest officer turned blind eye due to their own involvement has created hostile environment hence we want to bring these massive corruption before chief minister” Kishor Tiwari who is mobilizing this rally added in press note.

The tribal main demands to be raised in 4th rally are to arrange CBI probe in forest MGNERA Scam and alleged money siphoning in Tendu bonus distribution  ,Tiwari said.

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Vidarbha farmers to observe May 1 as ‘Black Day'-Gulfnews Report.

Vidarbha farmers to observe May 1 as ‘Black Day'

Angry at region not being made a state
  • By S. Narendra, Correspondent 
  •  Published: 00:00 April 29, 2012
    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra state formation day on May 1, the people in eastern Maharashtra have once again begun to clamour for according statehood for the Vidarbha region.
    As part of the exercise, veteran separatist leader from the Vidarbha region J. B. Dhote has called for the observance of Maharashtra Day as ‘Black Day', in which thousands of debt-trapped farmers are expected to participate.
    Farmers' leader Kishore Tiwari said yesterday that his organisation had decided to revive its long-pending demand for the creation of Vidarbha state, in view of the fact that the powers-that-be hailing from western Maharashtra continued to neglect the basic needs of the people in the region.
    The backward Vidarbha region is in the eastern part of Maharashtra. Covering 31.6 per cent of the total area and accounting for 21.3 per cent of the total population of Maharashtra, Vidarbha has over the years been in the news for the unabated spate of farmers' suicides.

    ‘Injustice'
    More than 20,000 farmers have committed suicide during the past decade in the 11 districts of this region.
    "The farmers are continuing to commit suicide owing to the wrong farm policies being promoted by the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party [NCP] leaders from western Maharashtra, who are ruling Maharashtra over the years. The powers-that-be are neglecting the basic demands of cotton farmers," Tiwari said.
    Tiwari charged the NCP of diverting funds meant for the Vidarbha region to western Maharashtra. He said the only way to end the "injustice" being done to the Vidarbha region was to create a separate state for the region.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

ग्रामसभेच्या अटींवरच टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील आदिवासींना पुनर्वसन मान्य -प्रधान सचिव प्रवीण परदेशी यांच्याशी अंतिम चर्चा उद्या २८ अप्रिलला

ग्रामसभेच्या अटींवरच टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील आदिवासींना पुनर्वसन मान्य -प्रधान सचिव प्रवीण परदेशी यांच्याशी अंतिम चर्चा उद्या २८ अप्रिलला  

तभा वृत्तसेवा,
यवतमाळ, २६ एप्रिल टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील टिपेश्वर, पिटापुंगरी व मारेगाव (वन) येथील आदिवासींनी ग्रामसभेमधील प्रस्तावित केलेल्या सर्व अटी सरकारने मान्य केल्यास आम्ही तात्काळ अभयारण्याच्या बाहेर आपले पुनर्वसन करू, असा ऐतिहासिक ठराव टिपेश्वर येथे आयोजित आदिवासी पंचायतीमध्ये घेण्यात आला. या आदिवासी पंचायतीच्या अध्यक्षस्थानी विदर्भ जनआंदोलन समितीचे नेते किशोर तिवारी होते. तर माजी जिल्हा परिषद सदस्य कोलाम नेते तुकाराम मेश्राम, समितीचे सचिव मोहन जाधव, नगरसेवक अंकीत नैताम, सुरेश बोलेनवार, भीमराव नैताम, नितीन कांबळे, नंदू जयस्वाल, सुनील राऊत यांनी सक्रिय सहभाग घेतला होता. मात्र, या आदिवासी पंचायतीला प्रशासनाकडून वा वन खात्याकडून एकही अधिकारी उपस्थित नव्हता हे उल्लेखनीय.
मागील १०० वर्षांपासून टिपेश्वर येथे शेती करणारे कोलाम व आदिवासी बांधव अचानकपणे अभयारण्याबाहेर कोणतेही पुनर्वसन न करता व उदरनिर्वाह करण्यासाठी शेती न देता जाण्याची सक्ती करणे अमानवीय असून प्रशासनाला पुनर्वसनामध्ये मानवाधिकाराची व आदिवासींच्या मूलभूत घटनात्मक अधिकाराची जाण नसल्याचे समोर येत आहे. ग्रामसभेच्या सर्व अटी जोपर्यंत सरकार मान्य करत नाही तोपर्यंत एकही आदिवासी टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातून बाहेर जाणार नाही, सरकारने जबरदस्ती केली तर आपण उच्च न्यायालयात जाऊ, अशी घोषणा यावेळी किशोर तिवारी यांनी केली.
आदिवासी पंचायतमध्ये प्रस्तावित केलेल्या ठरावाची प्रत महाराष्ट्र वन खात्याचे सचिव प्रवीण परदेशी यांना देण्यात आली असून त्यांनी यावर सहानुभूतीपूर्वक विचार करण्याचे आश्वासन दिले आहे.एकरी ३ लाख रुपये मोबदला सध्याच्या नियमाप्रमाणे अशक्य असून सरकारला धोरणात्मक निर्णय घ्यावा लागेल, अशी मात्र,  माहितीसुद्धा त्यांनी दिली. येत्या २७, २८, २९ एप्रिलला ते स्वत: टिपेश्वर मुक्कामी येत असून २८ एप्रिलला किशोर तिवारी यांच्याशी अभयारण्यातील मूलभूत प्रश्न व आदिवासींच्या अडचणी यावर सखोल चर्चा करणार असल्याची माहिती समितीचे संयोजक संतोष नैताम यांनी दिली.
यापूर्वी टिपेश्वर येथील ग्रामसभेमध्ये आदिवासींनी टिपेश्वर येथील आपली वस्ती सोडण्यास संमती दिली होती. त्यांनी याच प्रस्तावामध्ये जमिनीच्या बदल्यात जमीन, गावाच्याबदल्यात पूर्णवस्तीचे निर्माण व विस्थापित होणारया आदिवासी कुटुंबातील युवकांना अभयारण्य वाचविण्यासाठी वनरक्षक किवा वनकामगार म्हणून नोकरी द्यावी, अशा मागण्या रेटल्या होत्या. मात्र, सरकारने या मागण्या अमान्य करून जबरीने आदिवासींचे गट पाडून राजीनामे घेण्याचे सत्र सुरू केले असून यामुळे आदिवासींमध्ये असंतोष
वाढला आहे.
सर्वमान्य तोडगा निघावा यासाठी आदिवासी नेते किशोर तिवारी यांच्या मध्यस्तीने सरकार दरबारी प्रस्ताव नेण्यासाठी एकत्र आलोे असल्याच माहिती चंद्रभान कुळसंगे, कर्णू,शेडमाके, हनमंतू शेडमाके, वसंत मडावी, भुतू मेश्राम, गजानन आत्राम, बळीराम कोवे, तुकाराम आत्राम यांनी
दिली.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

8 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha, toll 324 this year -Hindustan Times

 

8 more farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha, toll 324 this year

http://paper.hindustantimes.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

  • 25 Apr 2012
  • Hindustan Times (Mumbai)
  • Pradip Kumar Maitra pradipmaitra@hindustantimes.com

One Victim blames State Govt in Suicide Note, asks people not to vote for the ruling Congress-NCP Alliance

NAGPUR: The prevailing agrarian crisis sounded death knell for eight more farmers in the Vidarbha region in the last six days. Among the eight victims, four were from Yavatmal, one of the worst-hit districts in the region, while two were from Bhandara and one each from Washim and Amravati districts.
With the death of these eight farmers, the toll has risen to 24 for this month while the figure was 324 since January this year.
Of them, Gajanan Gotekar, 45, from Kothara village in Yavatmal, left behind a suicide note asking people not to vote for the ruling Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) as the Democratic Front alliance had miserably failed to solve the agrarian crisis in Vidarbha.
Gotekwar ended his life on April 19 by swallowing pesticide at his farm, as he could not repay a loan of around Rs66,000. He had also purchased a tractor with financial help from the Central Bank of India. But with crop failure and low prices for raw cotton, he could not repay the loan. Moreover, he was worried for not being able to arrange money for his daughter’s marriage. His suicide note said: “Don’t vote for the Congress and the NCP as they don’t care for farmers.”
“We have recovered the suicide note from Gotekar’s family and are verifying its handwriting,” said Sravan Hardikar, Yavatmal district collector.
Hardikar claimed that the administration was trying hard to control the ongoing farmers’ suicide in the district. “We have engaged around 3,400 people in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee scheme in the district this year so that distressed farmers can earn their livelihood,” he said, adding that the administration has undertaken the responsibility of digging wells for farmers. He stressed on water conservation so that non-irrigated land could be upgraded to irrigated farms.
According to him, agrarian crisis is not the lone reason for the present crisis.
Many farmers have been forced to take loans to buy necessary supplies, but these have left them heavily in debt. Some turn to moneylenders, who charge much higher rates of interest, he said.
Other farmers, who ended their lives in the last six days are Pratap Sikte, 32, Kamlabai Chavan, 38, Bandu Shahankar, 45, (all from Yavatmal); Ramprasad Gopale, 44, Shyamu Lanjewar, 35, Moregaon (both from Bhandara district); Gajanan Thorat, 42, Mhaishal (Washim) and Sriram Kakde, 60, Sathegaon (from Amravati).
Kishore Tiwari, president of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti that has been documenting the farmers’ suicide since 2001, demanded that the government should assure the farmers of the suicide-prone district that all the loan defaulters in the region would get fresh crop loans in the coming kharif season.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Oman industrialist good Samaritan for Vidarbha farm widows -IANS Reports


Oman industrialist good Samaritan for Vidarbha farm widows

http://www.thaindian.com/newsportal/business/oman-industrialist-good-samaritan-for-vidarbha-farm-widows-with-image_100613309.html
Nagpur, April 23 (IANS) Widows of Vidarbha farmers who ended their lives unable to bear the stress of high debt have found a good Samaritan in an Oman-based industrialist.
Krishnakumar Taori, the Group Managing Director of Hasan Juma Backer Trading and Contracting Co. LLC, engaged in mega construction projects in Oman, has come to the rescue of the distressed community of eastern Maharashtra.
Taori, who was born to a cotton farmer in a remote village Ghuikhed in Yavatmal, travelled last week to Pandharkavada and distributed token relief to widows and orphans.
“He distributed saris and blankets to 200 widows in the village, plus Rs.1,000 cash per family which lost its breadwinner to the spate of suicides in the region,” Kishore Tiwari of the Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS) told IANS here Monday.
Taori also agreed to bear the actual costs of vocational and academic education for the orphans from the village by way of fees and educational material, Tiwari added.
Saddened by the plight of his erstwhile native region, Taori, who earned his engineering degree from Nagpur, will return next week to finalise plans to set up a technical institute in his native village, Ghuikhed, he said.
“Taori will hold meetings with government and other officials to hammer out the modalities for setting up an ITI in this area which would immensely benefit the young population, especially the orphans.”
Explaining Taori’s largesse, Tiwari said he (Taori) was deeply disturbed by the spate of farmland suicides which have continued unabated in Vidarbha since the past few years.
“Accordingly, he decided to take the first step and distributed the token aid in memory of his mother, Kamlabai Taori to the widows of Pandharkavada village,” Tiwari said.
Since the past five years, Taori is engaged in providing free education to tribal children of the backward Melghat in Amravati district through the Eklavya Vidyalaya of Vanvasi Kalyanashram.
According to Tiwari, Taori now wants to increase his social presence by taking up the responsibility to educate the orphans, especially girls, to make them economically independent.

Friday, 20 April 2012

एकाच रात्रीत विदर्भात तीन शेतक-यांची आत्महत्या-महाराष्ट्र टा.

 एकाच रात्रीत विदर्भात तीन शेतक-यांची आत्महत्या-महाराष्ट्र टा.


* कापसाची नुकसान भरपाई न मिळाल्याने टोकाचे पाऊल*

 पंकज मोहरीरु । चंदपूर 
21 Apr 2012, 0118 hrs IST 
http://maharashtratimes.indiatimes.com/articleshow/12761267.cms
कापूस उत्पादक शेतक-यांना राज्य सरकारने जाहीर केलेली नुकसानभरपाई चार महिन्यांनंतरही न मिळाल्याने हताश झालेल्या यवतमाळमधील दोन आणि वाशिममधील एका शेतक-याने गुरुवारी रात्री आत्महत्या केली. यात एका महिलेचाही समावेश आहे. आत्महत्येपूर्वी एका शेतक-याने 'काँग्रेस-राष्ट्रवादीला मतदान करू नका' असे पत्र लिहिल्याने आणखी खळबळ उडाली आहे.

वाशिम जिल्ह्यातील कारंजा तालुक्यातील मासळ येथील गजानन थोरात, यवतमाळ जिल्ह्यातील केळापूर तालुक्यातील वडनेर येथील कमलाबाई चव्हाण आणि याच तालुक्यातील कोठोडा गावातील गजानन घोटेकर या तिघांनी वेगवेगळ्या घटनांत गुरुवारी रात्री आत्म्हत्या केली.

हे तिघेही कापूसउत्पादक होते व त्यांनी कर्जबाजारीपणामुळे आत्महत्या केल्याचे विदर्भ जनआंदोलन समितीचे किशोर तिवारी यांनी सांगितले. गेल्या वर्षी निर्यातबंदीमुळे कापसाच्या किमती अचानक ढासळल्यामुळे कापूस उत्पादकांना झालेल्या नुकसानापोटी दोन हजार कोटींचे पॅकेज देण्याची घोषणा राज्य सरकारने डिसेंबर २०११मध्ये केली होती. मात्र, त्याला चार महिने लोटल्यानंतरही मदत मिळाली नाही. त्यातच केंद्र सरकारने पुन्हा निर्यातबंदी लागू केल्याने या शेतक-यांनी आत्महत्या केली, असे तिवारी म्हणाले
' ते देश बरबाद करतील' 



( गजानन घोटेकर या शेतक-याने आत्महत्येपूर्वी लिहिलेले पत्र)
माझा ट्रॅक्टर जुना होता. त्याच्यासाठी रिपेरिंगला खूप खर्च आला. माझं खातं थकीत झालं, सोनंनाणं विकलं गेलं. मी कर्जबाजारी झालो, माझं ग्रामिण बँकेचं पीककर्ज थकीत झालं. मी बेजार झाल्याने आत्महत्या करत आहे.

माझ्या मुलीचे लग्न मी करू शकलो नाही. माझ्या कुटुंबाला वाचवा. काँग्रेस व राष्ट्रवादी काँग्रेसला मतदान करू नका व माझ्यासारखी स्थिती निर्माण होऊ देऊ नका. ते देशाला बरबाद करतील. 

Vidarbha Cotton crisis worsen–Three farmer’s suicides Reported in Day


Vidarbha Cotton crisis worsen–Three farmer’s suicides Reported in Day   
Nagpur-April 20, 2012
The non-receipt of declared  relief aid to vidarbha cotton even after lapse of four month and sudden crash in cotton prices due on going stringent restriction on cotton export ,three more vidarbha farmers suicides reported today  include one woman farmer ,they are identified as
1.Gajanan Thorat  of Village Garm Mahsal a in Karanja taluka of Washim  
2.Kamalabai chavan  of Village Wadner in Kelapur of Yavatmal
3.Gajanan Ghotekar  of Village Kothoda in Kelapur  of  Yavatmal, 


informed farm activist Kishore Tiwari   of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS,

 
Maharashtra Govt. declared relief aid to cotton farmers of vidarbha in last December 2011 to the tune Rs.2000 crore but till today not single paisa has been  paid to distressed farmers more over suddenly union Govt. Of India on 4th March   impose the blanket ban on cotton export then imposing srigent conditions of cotton export has severely affected the raw  cotton rates  was traded above @Rs.4200/- quintal but after the  export ban brought down @Rs.3400 quintal ,this is reason  to give trigger to restarting farm suicide spiral in vidarbha, Tiwari added.
“Don’t vote CONGRESS-NCP, they will destroy
 Nation-Dying Farmers Suicide Note

“I can not do the marriage of my daughter and please save my family .please do not vote Congress –NCP ,these parties will destroy nation” this is last request made by Gajanan Ghotekar ,cotton farmer of  village kothoda in kelapur taluka of yavatmal district who committed suicide on 19th April night to mounting debt of bank taken for the tractor and non-payment of installments ,police has recovered this suicide note from Ghotekar’s  family members  and verifying it’s  hand writing but in last five years lot of suicides notes of cotton farmers who committed suicides alleging state driven wrong policies are recovered but administration failed to take corrective action ” Tiwari added.
In India 7 million cotton farmers families cultivating cotton in 12 million hectors from states of  Maharashtra ,Gujrat,AP,MP,Rajthan and Punjab who are in debt trap due to cotton crop failure this year and   Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has been demanding UPA Govt. to remove all barriers of export in Agri. Products  which is being supported by   Maharashtra Chief Minister Prathiraj Chvan ,Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy but corrupt cartel of commerce ministry has managed to continue the anti-farmer policies which is being reflected in farmers suicides of vidarbha ,our all protest and requisitions are shown dustbin ,this is mouch more humiliating  ”Tiwari informed.
“All earlier GOM meeting have been high-jacked and Babus involved commerce Ministry and Cotton Advisory Board CAB has been giving fabricated data of national cotton consumption and production  to justify the restrictions imposed for cotton export which are not in line with ground reality .We are till confused to understand the justification to protect finger counting people by pushing more than 10 million agrarian in deep economical crisis ” Tiwari added.
“when Indian domestic demand is just 20 million bales as against national production of 33 million bales there is no reason put restrictions when interest of domestic textile mills are fully protected .the decision to ban Indian cotton export is another example rampant corruption going on in UPA Govt. there is big names involved in the sudden export ban will expose the all misdeeds of commerce ministry hence for the first time farmers suicide issue has given focus of wrong policies of state ,we will see that the truth is prevailed”  Tiwari added.

                



Thursday, 19 April 2012

Tipeshwar Sanctuary Tribals agree for Relocation as per Garmsabha Resolutions.



Tipeshwar Sanctuary Tribals agree for Relocation as per Garmsabha Resolutions.

Tippeshwar (Yavtmal) 19th APRIL 2012
In order  to discuss the proposal of  the relocation exercise being initiated by the state forest department, the tribals in Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary, 180km from here in Yavatmal district, has unanimously resolved to cooperate with state administration  if  all the demands raised before the Govt. are fulfilled in Gramsabha of Tipeshwar village and officla copy of all resolutions of Garm panchayat are with the administration  in open public hearing  have organized by Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) as an 'Adivasi Parishad' on April 18. all tribal of tThe three villages in the sanctuary - Tipeshwar, Pitapingri and Maregaon - mostly dominated by Kolam tribals attended  the meeting but non of the representative from forest deptt. Or local administration was present even after repeated request from local Gram panchayat, Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) leader Kishor Tiwari informed in press release today.
“Tribal in recent held Gramsabha for the purpose of relocation of Tipeshwar passed resolution asking state Govt. to pay Rs.3 lakhs per acre compensation to land and Rs.10 lakh per family as one time payment for setting up the new village  which will have full facilities of water, school, electricity and basic legitimate  facilities as food security and health care  and today they endorsed the same to abide by the same but administration has already rejected demand land compensation and asking all tribal farmers to shift  without any land which is unjust and will deprive them from their livelihood hence today we have moved fresh resolution  and will give to  forest secretary Praveen Pardeshi who is keen to get expedited the process and mobilised funds from the government but this is very rational for  tribals say they want land in lieu of land and job to one of the project-affected persons (PAPs)” Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) leader Kishor Tiwari said.
 Nagpur in Vidarbha recently given the city the status of Tiger Capital of India has immense potential to emerge as gateway for ecotourism at the international level. There are 7 premier tiger sanctuaries around the city which are home to around 300 tigers in the wild. Tadoba, Bor, Nagzira-Navegaon, Pench, Melghat, Tipeshwar are located within 70 to 150 kms from Nagpur airport. Two other rich wildlife reserves of Kanha and Badhavgarh located in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh are also easily accessible from the city but trabls habitat relocation to avoid man-tiger conflict is the main issue behind Tipeshwar plan of  Tribal relocation, Tiwari added.
This year Two tiger deaths were reported and Three tribal women were killed and two men injured in a forest fire in the Tipeshwar Sanctuary ,that has created urgency of tribal relocation from sanctuary and  Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) will give full coopretion to administration for the same ,Tiwari reported.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Tipeshwar tribals oppose relocation-'Adivasi Parishad' on April 18-TIMES OF INDIA.

 


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Tipeshwar tribals oppose relocation


NAGPUR: To oppose the relocation exercise being initiated by the state forest department, the tribals in Tipeshwar wildlife sanctuary, 180km from here in Yavatmal district, have organized an 'Adivasi Parishad' on April 18.
The three villages in the sanctuary - Tipeshwar, Pitapingri and Maregaon - mostly dominated by Kolam tribals, are opposing relocation despite a proposal being passed by the gram panchayat to move out.
Resettlement of these villages was a long-pending demand following which forest secretary Praveen Pardeshi expedited the process and mobilised funds from the government. Now a section of tribals say they want land in lieu of land and job to one of the project-affected persons (PAPs).
Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJS) leader Kishor Tiwari will guide the tribals along with other Kolam leaders. However, the tribals seem to be misguided as in the relocation package there is no provision for jobs. Under option I, Rs 10 lakh are being offered to each family and those beyond 18 years of age are also being considered as an individual family.

टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील गावांच्या पुनर्वसनाचा प्रस्ताव अमान्य -कोलाम चावडीत उद्या आदिवासी पंचायत-

टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील गावांच्या पुनर्वसनाचा प्रस्ताव अमान्य
नागपूर / प्रतिनिधी

टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील गावांच्या पुनर्वसनाचा प्रस्ताव आदिवासींनी अमान्य केला असून त्यासंदर्भात टिपेश्वर येथे येत्या १८ एप्रिलला आदिवासी पंचायत आयोजित करण्यात आली आहे. टिपेश्वर अभयारण्यातील टिपेश्वर, पिटापुगंरी व मारेगाव या गावाच्या पुनर्वसनासाठी संपूर्ण रक्कम जिल्हाधिकाऱ्यांकडे पोहोचली असली तरीही टिपेश्वर येथे गेल्या अनेक पिढय़ांपासून शेती करून राहणाऱ्या कोलाम  आदिवासींना हा पुनर्वसनाचा प्रस्ताव मान्य नाही. या पुनर्वसनामुळे भूमिहीन होऊन जीवन उध्वस्त होण्याची भीती निर्माण झाल्यामुळे या सर्व आदिवासींनी पुनर्वसन प्रस्तावातील अमान्य अटी व जमिनीच्या बदल्या जमीन आणि अभयारण्यातील विस्थापित होणाऱ्या आदिवासींच्या मुलांना वनखात्यात नोकरी, असे अनेक बदल सरकारपुढे मांडले आहेत. याची प्रस्ताव रूपाने मांडणी करण्यासाठी येत्या १८ एप्रिलला टिपेश्वर येथील कोलाम चावडीत आदिवासी पंचायत आयोजित करण्यात आली आहे. या पंचायतीत विदर्भ जनआंदोलन समितीचे अध्यक्ष किशोर तिवारी, माजी जिल्हा परिषद सदस्य व कोलाम नेते तुकाराम मेश्राम, पांढरकवडा येथील नगरसेवक अंकीत नैताम यांना आमंत्रित करण्यात आले आहे. आदिवासी पंचायतीत पिटापुगरी, दर्यापूरसह टिपेश्वरमधील शेतमजूर व शेतकरी त्यांच्या अडचणी मांडतील, अशी माहिती टिपेश्वर आदिवासी वाचवा समितीचे लक्ष्मण येडमे, कवडू टेकाम, अजाब कोवे, विठ्ठल धुर्वे आदिंनी दिली.
टिपेश्वर येथील ग्रामसभेत आदिवासींनी टिपेश्वरातील त्यांची वस्ती सोडण्यास संमती दिली होती, मात्र त्यांनी याच प्रस्तावात जमिनीच्या बदल्यात जमीन, गावाच्या बदल्यात पूर्ण वस्तीचे निर्माण व विस्थापित होणाऱ्या आदिवासी कुटुंबातील युवकांना वनरक्षक किंवा वनकामगार म्हणून नोकरी द्यावी, अशा मागण्या पुढे रेटल्या होत्या. त्या सरकारने अमान्य केल्यामुळे आदिवासींमधील असंतोष वाढला. या सर्व प्रकरणात तोडगा निघावा, यासाठी येत्या १८ एप्रिलला आदिवासी पंचायत आयोजित करण्यात आली आहे.
गेल्या दशकभरात हे अभयारण्य जंगलतोडीचे केंद्र झाले आहे. यावर्षी पाणी व चारा नसल्यामुळे अभयारण्यातील पट्टेदार वाघ, तसेच जनावरे अभयारण्याबाहेर पडत आहेत. यामुळे मानव व वन्यप्राणी संघर्ष निर्माण झाला आहे. यासंदर्भात किशोर तिवारी यांनी वनविभागाचे प्रधान सचिव प्रवीण परदेसी व जिल्हाधिकारी श्रावण हर्डीकर यांच्याशी चर्चा केली. आलेल्या निधीचा सदुपयोग व्हावा व समस्या त्वरित सुटावी यासाठी प्रयत्नशील असल्याचे किशोर वितारी यांनी एका पत्रकाद्वारे कळवले आहे.   

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers to Burn Effigy of Commerce Minister to Protest Export Ban

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers to Burn Effigy of Commerce Minister to Protest Export Ban
Nagpur –April 15 , 2012
Massive protest against recent decision of Indian trade and textile minister Anand Sharma that India will not allow additional cotton exports by burning his effigy has been organized on 16th April at Pandharkawada in Yavatmal district of Maharashtra where hundreds of cotton farmers and farm widows will join hunger strike demanding lifting of all restrictions on cotton export as there is no demand in domestic market and farmers are not getting fair price of raw cotton and are at heavy economic losses due anti farmers policies of UPA Govt. ,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti VJAS informed in a press release today.
"Indian trade and textile minister Anand Sharma is acting as agent of Indian textile mills owners and supporting his stand of imposing ban on fresh cotton which is directly affecting million cotton farmers who are facing crop failure in more than 12 million hector and is damaging cotton traders exporters creditability in global market ,This is bias and political motivated decision with motive to protect the interest of handful spinning and weaving mills and garments traders hence farmers protest and hunger strike has been organized "Kishore Tiwari added.
Cotton farmers main demand is that DGFT should start fresh registrations of export as India is the world’s second-largest producer and output is expected to hit a record high of 34 million bales in 2011/12 hence our PM who is man free trade and globalization should intervene to protect the interest of cotton farmers and stop protecting few corporates which are forcing traders to off load their cotton bales stock holding in cheaper rate which unfair and unjust "Tiwari said today
Earlier Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS in its plea to the Prime Minister of India has requested that India even when it was a net cotton deficit country has allowed cotton exports under Open General License (OGL), it is ironical that when India is currently a cotton surplus country, restrictive policies are in place. Currently, DGFT has put cotton export on hold which has lost creditability of Indian cotton trade in international market has severely impacted cotton economy of agrarian crisis hit Maharashtra where Govt. has already declared relief package of Rs.2000 crore hence Prime Minister of India should look in to very serious issue of 5 million dying cotton farmers of vidarbha
“When cotton arrival as per CCI data is only 260 lakhs bales as against 298 lakhs bales of last year and as per lowered estimate till 100 lakhs bales arrival is awaited hence such restrictions will put more than 7 million cotton growers ,traders and exporters huge economic losses and will damage Indian cotton trade to larger extend hence protecting handful garments industries DGFT all unfair trade practices should curbed and there is urgent need to review the functioning of commerce ministry where some Babus are detecting their terms to ruin agrarian economy of cotton growing region of India henc ewe demand urgent intervention ”Tiwari added.
‘If UPA Govt. has problem with growth of cotton export they want to protect textile cartel then they should buy cotton@ international rates with his agencies like NAFED and CCI. ,protecting the innocent dying cotton farmers’ who are forced to sale cotton at throw price to local dealers who are subjected to market forces and volatile export policies of UPA Govt. most of the time managed by handful people hence PM should intervene ’Tiwari urged.
“when Indian domestic demand is just 20 million bales as against national production of 33 million bales there is no reason put restrictions when interest of domestic textile mills are fully protected .the decision to ban Indian cotton export is another example rampant corruption going on in UPA Govt. there is big names involved in the sudden export ban will expose the all misdeeds of commerce ministry hence for the first time farmers suicide issue has given focus of wrong policies of state ,we will see that the truth is prevailed” Tiwari added.
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Friday, 13 April 2012

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers welcomes Govt. Decision to Withdraw 5% purchase tax -Urged CM to move centre for free export cotton

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers welcomes Govt. Decision to Withdraw 5% purchase tax -Urged CM to move centre for free export cotton

Nagpur-13th April 2012 
4 Million  Cotton farmers in Maharashtra welcomed state Govt. decision to withdraw proposed 5 %  purchase tax on cotton in this year budget after strong protest from farmers, traders and exporters who were likely to be levied extra in comparison other   cotton producing states where such purchase tax is not existed  resulting further drop in raw cotton rates which are already slashed by Rs.700/- per quintal when GOM has announced that Indian Govt. will not allow addition registration certification (RC) till pending RCs BEFORE 4th March are not validated which has virtually stopped all major shipments of cotton bales putting cotton trade under recession,Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti (VJAS), a farmers' group spearheading the cause of cotton growers informed in press release today .    
'we are happy that at least fresh assault of Maharashtra of imposing needless 5% purchase tax on coton and soya when administration has announced Rs.2000 crore package as relief measures after crop losses reported in more than 42 lacs hector cotton and 23 lacs hector soya in dry-land region of vidarbha and Marathwada but recent decision of Union commerce minister Anand Sharma to disallow additional cotton exports has been main cause worry of cotton farmers hence we have urged Maharashtra chief minister to move UPA Indian Govt. and  restore the free export of cotton under OGL  in order to save dying cotton farmers of  Vidarbha and Marathwada 'Tiwari said.
"The quantitative restriction after UPA adopted free trade and open market regime in unfair trade practice  and unjust all stake holders in Indian cotton trade and in fact this is a fresh assault on cotton farmers who are living in distress because of poor returns for their dwindling crop. It will also affect the country's credibility in global markets as traders and exporters will not be able to fulfill their commitments," said Kishore Tiwari of VJAS. He said because of poor demand in domestic market, the farmers were not getting the right price for cotton this year. Farmers, traders and exporters are left with no alternative but to resort to public agitation for demanding restrictions on cotton exports, said Tiwari.
"Until further orders, there will not be any fresh registrations," Sharma told reporters after a group of ministers met to review cotton exports on Monday in Delhi. Though India is the world's second-largest producer, shipments of the fibre were banned in March despite the fact that cotton output is expected to hit a record high of 34 million bales in 2011-12.
Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has openly expressed his anguish over needless move of commerce ministry to put export ban keeping his ministry in dark. Now, PMO intervention is must for immediate lifting of the ban on cotton export, Tiwari said. VJAS, in its plea to the prime minister, argued that India even when it was a net cotton deficit country has allowed cotton exports under Open General License (OGL). It is ironical that when there was surplus, restrictive policies are in place and fresh export has been stalled.
"we demand all opposition parties who are raising voice against ,should  speak against commerce ministry and garment industry cartel which is resulting in mas genocide of cotton farmers in India" Tiwari urged.

Monday, 9 April 2012

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers flays fresh Curb on Cotton Export


Maharashtra Cotton Farmers flays fresh Curb on Cotton Export

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers flays fresh Curb on Cotton Export 
Nagpur –April 9 , 2012
Indian trade and textile minister Anand Sharma announcement on Monday that India will not allow additional cotton exports is fresh assault of 7 million cotton farmers who are facing crop failure in more than12 million hector and will effect long term cotton export as this will loose Indian cotton traders exporters creditability in global market ,This is political motivated decision with motive to protect the interest of handful tax tile mills and garments traders and UPA govt. will be forced to change this unfortunate decision as there will be national protest and hunger strike of cotton growers ,traders and exporters,Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti VJAS informed in a pres release today.

“Until further orders, there will not be any fresh registrations,” Sharma told reporters after a panel of ministers met to review cotton exports from India, the world’s second-largest producer, which banned shipments of the fibre in March.india’s cotton output is expected to hit a record high of 34 million bales in 2011/12.Government and trade sources said last month India was unlikely to allow new cotton exports until July and this add further fuel cotton farmers crisis inviting more suicides ,our PM who is man free trade and globalization is killing cotton farmers for few corporates which is much more humiliating "Tiwari said today

earlier the largest Cotton growing state Maharashtra more than 5 million cotton farmers who are facing crop failure in more than 4 million hector has urged the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to allow free export of cotton from India immediately as since 4th of the march cotton export has been almost stopped and commerce ministry is too adamant to allow additional export cotton bales even official estimates indicates that there will more 10 million cotton bales surplus is immediate decision of lifting stringent restrictions is taken on group of ministers(GOM) meeting scheduled 9th April which was differed earlier on 3rd April without any reason in fact union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar has openly expressed his anguish over needless move of commerce ministry to put export ban, keeping his Agriculture Ministry in dark hence now PMO intervention is must for immediate lifting of the ban on cotton export and cotton export need to be brought under Open General License without any quantitative and other restrictions ,informed farm activist Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS, who is working for cotton farmers of the Maharashtra.
Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS in its plea to the Prime Minister of India has argued that India even when it was a net cotton deficit country has allowed cotton exports under Open General License (OGL), it is ironical that when India is currently a cotton surplus country, restrictive policies are in place. Currently, DGFT has put cotton export on hold which has lost creditability of Indian cotton trade in international market has severely impacted cotton economy of agrarian crisis hit Maharashtra where Govt. has already declared relief package of Rs.2000 crore hence Prime Minister of India should look in to very serious issue of 5 million dying cotton farmers of vidarbha ,Tiwari urged
DGFT recent Trade Notice 24 dated 20th March, 2012 (attached) after controversial Notification No. 106 (RE-2010)/2009-14, dated 12th March, 2012 issued with reference so called lifting of cotton export ban has resulted in fresh withdrawals of new exports permissions as so called Scrutiny and revalidation of Registration Certificates(RCs) for export of cotton of DGFT literally stalled on cotton export by sea and road both and which has dampen the market sentiments further and resulted price cash in candy for line and for raw cotton too hence farm activist Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS, has demanded GOM who is likely to meet on 23rd march to review situation to lift all restrictions on cotton exports and remove the environments of fear where traders’ and exporters’ are being scanned as smugglers’ and are being subjected to unwanted harassments and massive corruption .
“When cotton arrival as per CCI data is only 260 lakhs bales as against 298 lakhs bales of last year and as per lowered estimate till 100 lakhs bales arrival is awaited hence such restrictions will put more than 7 million cotton growers ,traders and exporters huge economic losses and will damage Indian cotton trade to larger extend hence protecting handful garments industries DGFT all unfair trade practices should curbed and there is urgent need to review the functioning of commerce ministry where some Babus are detecting their terms to ruin agrarian economy of cotton growing region of India henc ewe demand urgent intervention ”Tiwari added.
DGFT recent Trade Notice 24 dated 20th March, 2012 says that Government has decided that priority in scrutiny and revalidation should be accorded to the cotton consignments that were handed over to customs till 2400 hours on Sunday, 04 March, 2012, when the prohibition had come into force. Greater priority will be accorded to cases pertaining to Land Custom Stations (LCS) on Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal border to ease congestion there but in fact they is no congestion and moreover main issue of clearing and issuing fresh RC to china which contributes more than 70% of total export hence motive behind the recent trade notice is also ill- managedas same trade notice further add that fresh export would be permitted only after revalidation of RCs and there is package deal for fresh revalidation and DGFT officials are demanding big cash fro RC hence we demand unconditional export of cotton as per WTO norms and Indian free tarde policies ,Tiwari added.
Earlier DGFT had disappointed exporters, traders and cotton farmers and hidden restrictions in roll back order has turned out to be fresh export ban to purchases and trades hereinafter as it is clearly says that issue of new RCs stands suspended until further orders and in respect of those RCs, that were valid as on 05.03.2012 and for which LEOs are yet to be issued & exports completed. All RCs would need to be submitted to DGFT for scrutiny and revalidation. Exports can be affected only after RCs are revalidated hence now getting extension to existing contracts will give scope further exploitation and corruption in DGFT that has deepen sentiments of market and bales which were traded @Rs.34,000 above has returned to @RS.32,400 level resulting there is no change in the local market were farmers are surprised see @ Rs.3400 per quintal as against international rates of @Rs.45,000/- hence roll back on cotton export ban is nothing but the eyewash hence we demand blanket lifting of export ban under free export of raw cotton under OGL that can save dying debt trapped 7 million farmers of India, informed farm activist Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS,.
‘If UPA Govt. has problem with growth of cotton export they want to protect textile cartel then they should buy cotton@ international rates with his agencies like NAFED and CCI. ,protecting the innocent dying cotton farmers’ who are forced to sale cotton at throw price to local dealers who are subjected to market forces and volatile export policies of UPA Govt. most of the time managed by handful people hence PM should intervene ’Tiwari urged.
“when Indian domestic demand is just 20 million bales as against national production of 33 million bales there is no reason put restrictions when interest of domestic textile mills are fully protected .the decision to ban Indian cotton export is another example rampant corruption going on in UPA Govt. there is big names involved in the sudden export ban will expose the all misdeeds of commerce ministry hence for the first time farmers suicide issue has given focus of wrong policies of state ,we will see that the truth is prevailed” Tiwari added.
“India, one of the largest exporters of Cotton in the world, had left alarm bells ringing across the World and cotton cultivated in more than 124 lakhs hectors and more than 7 million cotton growers are involved and this main cash crop of India but cartel which monopolies the garment export is managing commerce ministry to impose such ban since 2010 even India singed WTO has already lifted quantitative restriction on import-export and corrupt Babus with undue protect from concern minister are involved in such unjust ,untimely ,ill motivated decision hence to avoid it’s reoccurrence cotton export ban decision needs CBI probe and PM should arrange to sack his commerce minister as factsadded by GOM and protest from Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and chief ministers of Maharashtra , Gujarat, AP and all political parties UPA and NDA hence only lifting ban is not sufficient and accumulated losses of cotton growers traders must be compensated by Govt. without delay” hence open free export of cotton is only solution , Tiwari added.
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Saturday, 7 April 2012

Maharashtra Cotton Farmers urged The Prime Minister of India free Cotton Exports


Maharashtra Cotton Farmers  urged The Prime Minister of India free Cotton Exports

Nagpur –April 8 , 2012
The largest Cotton growing state Maharashtra more than 5 million cotton farmers who are facing crop failure in more than 4 million hector has urged the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh to allow free export of cotton from India immediately as since 4th of the march cotton export has been almost stopped and commerce ministry is too adamant to  allow additional export cotton bales even official estimates indicates that there will more 10 million cotton bales surplus is immediate decision of lifting stringent restrictions is  taken on group of ministers(GOM) meeting   scheduled 9th April which was differed earlier on 3rd April without any reason in fact union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar  has openly expressed his anguish over needless move of commerce ministry to put export ban, keeping his Agriculture Ministry in dark hence now PMO intervention is must  for immediate lifting of the ban on cotton export and cotton export need to be brought under Open General License without any quantitative and other restrictions ,informed  farm activist Kishore Tiwari   of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS, who is working for cotton farmers of the Maharashtra.
Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS in its plea to the Prime Minister of India has argued that India even when it was a net cotton deficit country has allowed cotton exports under Open General License (OGL), it is ironical that when India is currently a cotton surplus country, restrictive policies are in place. Currently, DGFT has put cotton export on hold which has lost creditability of Indian cotton trade in international market has severely impacted cotton economy of agrarian crisis hit Maharashtra where Govt. has already declared relief package of Rs.2000 crore hence Prime Minister of India should look in to very serious issue of 5 million dying cotton farmers of vidarbha ,Tiwari urged
DGFT recent Trade Notice 24 dated 20th March, 2012 (attached) after controversial Notification No. 106 (RE-2010)/2009-14, dated 12th March, 2012 issued with reference so called lifting of cotton export ban has resulted in fresh withdrawals of new exports permissions as so called Scrutiny and revalidation of Registration Certificates(RCs) for export of cotton of DGFT literally stalled on cotton export by sea and road both  and which has dampen the market sentiments further and resulted price cash in candy for line and for raw cotton too hence farm activist Kishore Tiwari   of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS, has demanded GOM who is likely to meet on 23rd march to review situation to lift all restrictions on cotton exports and remove the environments of fear where traders’ and exporters’ are being scanned as smugglers’ and are being subjected to unwanted harassments and massive corruption .
“When cotton arrival as per CCI data is only 260 lakhs bales as against 298 lakhs bales of last year and as per lowered estimate till 100 lakhs bales arrival is awaited hence such restrictions will  put more than 7 million cotton growers ,traders and exporters huge economic losses and will damage Indian cotton trade to larger extend  hence protecting handful garments industries DGFT all unfair trade practices should curbed and there is urgent need to review the functioning of commerce ministry  where some Babus    are detecting their terms to ruin agrarian economy of cotton growing region of India henc ewe demand urgent intervention ”Tiwari added.
DGFT recent Trade Notice 24 dated 20th March, 2012 says that Government has decided that priority in scrutiny and revalidation should be accorded to the cotton consignments that were handed over to customs till 2400 hours on Sunday, 04 March, 2012, when the prohibition had come into force.   Greater priority will be accorded to cases pertaining to Land Custom Stations (LCS) on Indo-Pakistan, Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal border to ease congestion there but in fact they is no congestion and moreover main issue of clearing and issuing fresh RC to china which contributes more than 70% of total export hence motive behind the recent trade notice is also ill- managed  as same trade notice further add that fresh  export would be permitted only after revalidation of RCs and there is package deal for fresh revalidation and DGFT officials are demanding big cash fro RC hence we demand unconditional export of cotton as per WTO norms and Indian free tarde policies ,Tiwari added.
Earlier DGFT had disappointed exporters, traders and cotton farmers and hidden restrictions in roll back order has turned out to be fresh export ban to purchases and trades hereinafter as it is clearly says that issue of new RCs stands suspended until further orders and in respect of those RCs, that were valid as on 05.03.2012 and for which LEOs are yet to be issued & exports completed. All RCs would need to be submitted to DGFT for scrutiny and revalidation. Exports can be affected only after RCs are revalidated hence now getting extension to existing contracts will give scope further exploitation and corruption in DGFT  that has deepen sentiments of market and bales which were traded @Rs.34,000 above has returned to @RS.32,400 level resulting there is no change in the local market were farmers are surprised see @ Rs.3400 per quintal as against international rates  of @Rs.45,000/- hence roll back on cotton export ban is nothing but the eyewash hence we demand blanket lifting of export ban under free export of raw cotton under OGL that can save dying debt trapped 7 million farmers of  India, informed farm activist Kishore Tiwari   of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS,.
 ‘If UPA Govt. has problem with growth of cotton export they want to protect textile cartel then they should buy cotton@ international rates with his agencies like NAFED and CCI. ,protecting  the innocent dying cotton farmers’ who are forced to sale cotton at throw price to local dealers who are subjected to market forces and volatile export policies of UPA Govt. most of the time managed by handful people hence PM should intervene ’Tiwari urged.
“when Indian domestic demand is just 20 million bales as against national production of 33 million bales there is no reason put restrictions when interest of domestic textile mills are fully protected .the decision to ban Indian cotton export is another example rampant corruption going on in UPA Govt. there is big names involved in the sudden export ban will expose the all misdeeds of commerce ministry hence for the first time farmers suicide issue has given focus of wrong policies of state ,we will see that the truth is prevailed”  Tiwari added.
 “India, one of the largest exporters of Cotton in the world, had left alarm bells ringing across the World and cotton cultivated in more than 124 lakhs hectors and more than 7 million cotton growers are involved and this main cash crop of India but  cartel which monopolies the garment export is managing commerce ministry to impose such ban since 2010 even India singed WTO has already lifted quantitative  restriction on import-export and corrupt Babus with undue protect from concern minister are involved in such unjust ,untimely ,ill motivated decision hence to avoid it’s reoccurrence  cotton export ban decision needs CBI probe and PM should arrange to sack his commerce minister  as facts  added by GOM and protest from Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and chief ministers of Maharashtra , Gujarat, AP and  all political parties UPA and NDA hence only lifting ban is not sufficient and accumulated losses of cotton growers traders must be compensated by Govt. without delay” hence open free export of cotton is only solution , Tiwari added.



Friday, 6 April 2012

“Dr Vijay Kelkar admits Vidarbha crisis to pathetic too link with backlog”- VJAS urge expert Panel to recommend ‘Vidarbha State’

“Dr Vijay Kelkar admits Vidarbha crisis to pathetic too link with backlog”- VJAS urge expert Panel to recommend ‘Vidarbha State’


“Dr Vijay Kelkar  admits Vidarbha crisis to pathetic too line with backlog”-  VJAS urge expert Panel to recommend ‘Vidarbha State’  
Nagpur- April 6, 2012
Eminent economist Dr Vijay Kelkar appointed By Maharashtra Govt. to study backlog and vidrabha agrarian and tribal crisis to visited Yavatmal  known as dying field of vidrabh and epicenter vidarbha farmers suicides to know ground reality had a detail discussion with farm expert ,traders associations local bodies elected members and farm widows as part his exercise to submit special report to Maharashtra GUV. To thorwlight on the basic issues of on going agrarian crisis claimed more than 10,000 cotton farmers’ suicides to discuss causes  behind the agrarian crisis of region in order  to redress it ,informed farm activist Kishore Tiwari   of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS,.
‘Vidarbha agrarian crisis and tribal malnutrition ,starvation ,poor infrastructure, lack of employment generating industries and cotton processing textile hub are very complex issue and fulfillment of vidarbha financial backlog issue is political hyped solution is not practical feasible solution where vidarbha needs long term planning to restore agriculture and environment that will provide opportunities to tackle the various issues’ Eminent economist Dr Vijay Kelkar admitted while taking to farm expert meeting ,Tiwari added.
“All vidarbha crisis are result of wrong policies in the area of crop and water management implemented my Maharashtra Govt. who gave step motherly treatment to this region, used vidarbha as colony of Maharashtra to exploit it resources hence our experience with all previous expert panel is disgusting hence now we demand separate statehood to vidrabh so that farmer and tribal so that they can tackle the crisis with liberty and wisdom ” farm activist Kishore Tiwari   of Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti VJAS,.urged expert panel while given the memorandum at yavatmal collectorate meeting hall.
“Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti  today submitted detail record of all panel visits and massive corruption in relief packages since June 2005 vidarbha farmers and farm widows have been subjected for the trial on committees over committees and it started with visit national farmers commission headed by Dr.Swaminathan flowed special expert team of planning commission in 2006 and then mega visit of Indian Prime Minister Dr.Man Mohansingh  and relief package of Rs.3750/- crore but relief never reached to dying farmers and farm widows then visit of Indian Prez. and another expert committee of planning commission member Dr. Narendra Jadhav who submitted detail report of vidarbha agrarian crisis in 2007  and suggested hundreds of remedies and  relief plans which are gathering dust in Mantralaya then 2008 mega loan waiver and visit  of Indian prince Rahul Gandhi to Yavatmal after failure loan waiver and in-between CAG  and PAC  submitted detail report Massive corruption  in all relief packages and all involved in corruption are as safe as Maharashtra insensitive Govt. to this very serious issue of innocent victimization of cotton farmers’ who are forced to kill themselves due wrong policies of state and step motherly treatment to vidarbha region hence we have lost all hope in such committee ,Tiwari added.
“Such visits are of expert who are knowing cause of backwardness are just rubbing salt to wound of vidarbha farmers and tribal who are being treated like slaves of Maharashtra rulers .if Maharashtra Govt. fails to stop on going innocent cotton farmers suicides they should give separate vidarbha statehood so that people can decide their own density ”Tiwari said.
“We have met Dr.Vijay Kelkar as he is basically from Akola knows ground reality ,have urged him to recommend demand of separate vidarbha  as that only option left  in order to save 3 million debt trapped cotton farmers who are killing themselves 8 hourly since 2005 and all relief packages in the name of farmers are being siphoned out western Maharashtra political leaders that only reason of vidarbha backwardness” Tiwari said