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Shilpa Shetty’s Wedding and Dance of death

Posted by संदीप नारायण शेळके on November 24, 2009


This post is being written to keep the world updated about the daily farmer suicide cases in Bharat. Today and Yesterday mainline media was busy covering Shilpa’s wedding (indeed a very important incident, because she getting married has very relation with TRP) in full limelight, while farmers across nation were pleading for help and died leaving family in deep darkness.

The information is in reverse chronological order:

The farmer from Vai commits suicide because of loan burden(as per the statement in letter left behind) 22 Nov 2009

शुक्रवारी रात्री या गोळ्या खाल्ल्यानंतर शनिवारी पहाटे ते मृतावस्थेत आढळले. आपण कर्जाला कंटाळून आत्महत्या करीत असल्याचे त्यांनी एका चिठ्ठीत लिहून ठेवले होते.

मांढरदेवच्या पायथ्याला पिराची वाडी गावात राहणाऱ्या तानाजी पोळ यांनी वाईच्या ज्ञानदीप को-ऑप बँक आणि चैतन्य अर्बन बँकेकडून घरबांधणी आणि जीप खरेदीसाठी कर्ज घेतले होते. सुरूवातीला शेतीतून मिळणाऱ्या उत्पन्नातून त्यांनी दोन्ही बँकांच्या कर्जाचे हफ्ते नियमित भरले होते. मधुमेह आणि इतर आजारांनी ग्रासलेल्या तानाजी यांची औषधोपचार आणि घरखर्च भागवताना परवड होत होती. कर्जाचे हफ्ते आणि त्यात अवेळी आलेल्या पावसात झालेल्या पिकांच्या नुकसानीमुळे त्यांनी आत्महत्या केली.

Name: Tanaji Pol (50)

Address: Mandhardev, Pirachi wadi, Vai Tehsil

Commited suicide because of the loan repayment burden.

The suicide by a farmer in Orissa on 22 Nov 2009.

This farmer, Krupasindhu Pal (45) of Naraharipur village, committed suicide for mere Rs.30000/-. What a shame on us (GOI)?.

In Bharat a salaried person gets a car loan or home loan at about 8-10% per annum. Whereas the farmer gets the loan for his crops around 12-14%. Why so?

Here government claims they give loans @4% per annum but actually while it reaches to the farmer the rate soars to 10-13% (more but not less).

Isn’t this a pre-planned massacre of farmers to wipe them out and establish SEZs and industries like reliance and tata?

Two Farmer’s Commit Suicide in Yavatmal District, Maharashtra 21 Nov 2009

1. आर्णी तालुक्‍यातील पांगरी येथील शेतकरी देवसिंग सवाई जाधव (वय 60) [Kai. Shri Devsingh Savai Jadhav At/Post Pangari, Arni Tehsil]

2. राळेगाव तालुक्‍यातील लाडकी येथील भास्कर मांडवकर [Kai. Shri. Bhaskar Mandavkar At/Post Ladaki, Ralegao Tehsil]

There was around Rs 30000 loan on both of them (as per the source)

Seven Farmers Commit Suicide in last week because of natural calamities and careless government of Maharashtra 20 Nov 2009

यवतमाळ जिल्ह्यातील आणीर् तालुक्यातील जवळा या गावात तर एक दिवसाआड दोन शेतकऱ्यांनी आत्महत्या केल्या. येथील ५० वषीर्य अल्पभूधारक कर्जबाजारी शेतकरी बाबूसिंग राठोड यांनी विष घेऊन आत्महत्या केली. याबाबत गावात हळहळ व्यक्त होत असताना दुसऱ्याच दिवशी याच गावातील कुणाल मनोहर गुल्हाने या २१ वषीर्य शेतकऱ्याने आत्महत्या केली. राळेगाव तालुक्यातील विजया येलुरे, उमरखेड तालुक्यातील नारळी येथील कैलास लाकडे, मुकुटबन येथील लक्ष्मण चेलपेलवार आणि मधुकर गड्डमवार, दिग्रस तालुक्यातील मांडवा येथील सुवालीबाई कानावत यांनीही सततची नापिकी आणि कर्जबाजारीपणाला कंटाळून आत्महत्या केली

District Yavatmal

Name                                                     Village

  1. Babusingh Rathid                    Jawala, Tehsil Arni
  2. Kunal Manihar Gulhane          Jawala, Tehsil Arni
  3. Vijaya Yelure (Female)           Ralegoan
  4. Kailas Lakade                           Narali, Tehsil Umarkhed
  5. Laksham Chelpelvar                Mukutban
  6. Madhukar Gaddamvar            Mukutban
  7. Suvalibai Kanavat(Female)        Mandava, Tehsil Digras

The main reason for these suicides are continuous non-yielding crops and loans.

Tale of a farmer’s suicide told for the people of Manipur 16 Nov 2009

Clutching on to the framed photograph of his late father, 6-year old Mukendra stood near the doorstep, unperturbed, by the presence of the camera flashing news hunter team around him, even as his grandmother wept silently recounting once again how her son Hanumanthu (36) ended his life

What are we doing?

Your comments and additions are welcome. Please awake and make a resolution that we will help at least one farmer, over the period of our life time, to get out of the dangers of loan and natural adversaries in lieu of the food we eat.

Jai Hind!

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11 Responses to “Shilpa Shetty’s Wedding and Dance of death”

  1. “Three more committed suicide” as per the report in Sakal a regional news paper in Maharashtra

  2. “Orissa Farmers Commit Suicide”
    Kartik Rohidas committed suicide on 17th Nov 2009.
    “due to crop failure and debt burden”
    Jhasketan Bhoi committed suicide on 15th Nov 2009.

    Sukanta Bagarti 12 or 13 Nov 1009.

    So the toll in november 2009, as per my observation, rises to 15.
    I’m still to find the actual figure but this is just an addition of the reported incidences.

    Jai Hind!

  3. 1. Bellary farmer commits suicide – जानकारी के अनुसार किसान गुरमेल सिंह पुत्र जीत सिंह निवासी बंबीहाभाई (55 साल) कल रात को अपने घर से चला गया था। देर रात तक वह घर नहीं पहुंचा तो परिवार के लोगों ने उसकी तलाश शुरु कर दी थी लेकिन रात में उसका कुछ पता नहीं चला।

    2. Farmer ends life – Arjun, a 28-year-old farmer, committed suicide at Matur village in Siruguppa taluk by allegedly consuming poison on Sunday. According to information reaching here, Arjun suffered heavy losses during the recent floods

    3. पेड़ से लटकता मिला घर से गायब किसान का शव – Karwar: A farmer who was a defaulter in bank reportedly committed suicide on Saturday night. Prakash Narayan Kesarekar of Kesarolli village in Haliyal taluk was reportedly suffering by the burden of loan.

    4. Another ryot commits suicide – ROURKELA: Yet another young farmer has committed suicide in Sundargarh district. Mohan Singh, in his late thirties, hanged himself in his house at Ganjutoli hamlet of Guldaru village under Hathibari police limits yesterday. He was alone when he took the extreme step, said Birmitrapur SDPO Suman Dutta adding his body was cremated today after autopsy.
    Radha claimed her husband was worried about his family’s poor economic condition adding poor crop yield this kharif mounted his agony.

    5. Earlier, farmer Maharsai Narag of village Kanika under Hemgir police limits and loanee farmer Francis Kujur of village Balimunda under Hathibari police limits killed themselves on October 26 and November 13 respectively.

    Jai Hind!

  4. 1. Farmer commits suicide – Shri. Namdev Ramaji Lande (56), committed suicide on 5th Dec 2009. Breathed his last at 10.00pm. Had a debt of Rs. 2lakh and was worried about rising interest.

    2. उड़ीसा में कर्ज में डूबे किसान ने आत्महत्या की (28 Nov 2009) – उड़ीसा की राजधानी भुवनेश्वर से 400 किलोमीटर दूर सुंदरगढ़ जिले के मुलडुरी गांव के इस किसान के परिवार वालों ने शनिवार को बताया कि एक स्थानीय बैंक से लिए 10,000 रुपये का ऋण चुकाने में असमर्थ रहने की वजह से मोहन सिंह बहुत तनाव में था।
    News in English

    3. Six farmers commit suicide in Vidarbha in 2 days
    a. Namdeo Phatkar (Tandulwadi), Akola,
    b. Dalpat Panchbudhe (Koshti), Buldhana
    c. Ninaji Badukhule (Warkhed), Buldhana
    e. Abhiman Bhure (Kinhi), Yavatmal,
    f. Daulat Mahure (Jhamkola), Yavatmal,
    g. Maroti Netam (Sakhi), Yavatmal,
    One more reference

    Jai Hind!

  5. 1. Farmer suicide tolls mounts (25 nov 2009) – KEONJHAR: A farmer allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Keonjhar’s Anandpur area on Wednesday. The farmer has been identified as Kesab Sahu (35) of Sibanarayanpur village in Bancho gram panchayat. Police said the cause of suicide is yet to be ascertained.
    Sources said Kesab was under stress after his vegetable crop was damaged by rains triggered by low pressure. He had taken hand loan of about Rs 10,000, which in the face of crop loss he apprehended would not be able to repay. Hence he committed suicide after consuming pesticide. Kesab had married six months ago. He has three brothers and parents. One of his brothers is physically handicapped.

    Narendra Sahu (38), a small farmer in Talangpada village, died after consuming pesticide on Sunday. On Saturday, a farmer Santosh Naik (32) of village Asanpat under Jhumpura block committed suicide. On Friday, the body Kanhu Hembram (45) was found hanging four days after he went missing in Tilagadia village under Hatadihi block.

    2. Farmer killed self for failing to repay loan in Orissa – Rourkela: Unable to repay the crop loan due to failure of the crops was the main cause of suicide by Fransis Kujur, a farmer of Sundargarh district, on October 13, the official report said.
    Besides the villagers, they talked to Tangarpali Sarpanch Sukadeb Ekka and concluded that poverty and unable to repay the Rs45,000 crop loan he had taken from a nationalized bank, was the cause of the suicide.

    According to the team’s report, Fransis had used some of the money for digging a well but could not complete it. The rest amount had been spent on agriculture but he could not water the standing crops because the well was not complete and due to shortage of rainfall.

    Fransis finally came to city and worked as a labourer with a wage of Rs90 a day but it was not adequate to maintain his family — wife and three sons. In the meantime he was asked by the bank to repay the loan. In this circumstances, he committed suicide, the report said.

    Jai Hind!

  6. Seven more vidarbha Farmer Suicides reported today : Agrarian crisis at it’s peak due to despair and distress among dying Farmers

    Seven More Vridarbha Farmer Commit Suicide, Nagpur-29th November 2009

    Vidarbha another day of same despondency and gloom in the seven more villages who are busy in making the arrangement of final rituals after the postmortem of seven more farmers who called suicides yesterday day due to debt or to say crop failure but it’s fact that in this region of maharashtra farmers are daily committing suicides at the rate of 8 hourly some times it’s becomes 12 hourly when administration starts claiming that they have drop down the farm suicide rate but the farm suicides register of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) is being flooded mounting names some times two from the village in day or 10-12 names appearing from the same village in last 5 years with one the most common name in all daily entries that district yavatmal happened to be the district which has distinction of reporting at least one farm victim daily since 2005 some time 2 to5 names are their from this unfortunate district , informed Kishore Tiwari of Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti in press note .

    The innocent farmers who killed themselves yesterday due on going 28th November of agrarian crisis –

    1.Ramrao Rathode from Kothari in Yavatmal
    2.Sevakr Atram from Madhali in Chandrapur
    3. Sukhadev Pune from anjangaon bari in amaravati
    4.Anil Wankhede from Nimbhi in Amaravati
    5.Shravan Rathode from Loni in Yavatmal
    6.Dattatraya Kharpe from Gramparasani in Washim
    7.Amol Narad from Waigaon in Wardha

    In November alone more than 63 framers committed suicides where as 2009 farm suicide toll has touched to 902 where as in last five year since june 2005 more than 7266 farmers suicides officially reported on Govt. web site of farm suicides , Tiwari said..

    In Vidarbha around 2 million hector soybean sowing damaged due to dry spell alonwith with 3.2 million hector Bt.cotton crop has been failed due to pest attack has been main reason of the economic impact of in the vidarbha region which has created this despair and distress this is killing the farmer most, Tiwari added.

    VJAS in letter to faxed today along with list of farmers killed them selves , asked Indian Prime Minister to provide free health care, food security, rural employment , fodder to save dying cattle ,drinking water to rural masses and cattle on priority basis so that prevailing acute distress can be minimize and farmers suicides can be controlled ,Tiwari said.

    Jai Hind!

  7. Another debt-ridden farmer commits suicide, 20 Dec 2009
    CHANDRAPUR: A debt-ridden farmer Namdeo Pise (72) committed suicide by jumping into farm well in Nagri village in Warora tehsil. He was facing crop failure since last two years. This year he had cultivated soyabean in eight acres and cotton in two acres. He had taken a loan of Rs 60,000 from Bank of India.
    However, his soyabean crop failed due to pest attack. Distressed of mounting loan burden and repeated crop failure,

    Young farmer commits suicide, 15 Dec 2009
    ROURKELA: A farmer in his mid-twenties committed suicide at Simdega- Paikbahal village under Subdega block in Sundargarh district. The farmer was apprehensive of poor crop yield due to erratic monsoon, according to his widow Durgi.

    Farmer committed suicide in agriculture minister’s district of Jagatsinghpur in Orissa, 10 Decembr 2009
    One poor farmer Manoranjan Parida, 40 of Sadeipur village under Raghunathpur block at Agriculture Minister Damodar Rout’s district bringing harassment among the farmers of this district.

    Four Vidarbha farmers commit suicide, Nagpur, 09 December 2009
    Four farmers committed suicide in the last 48 hours because of mounting debts and crop failure.
    Sanjay Deshmukh, collector of Yavatmal district, said that he was told about one farmer in the district reportedly committing suicide because of agrarian crisis.
    Mohan Jadhav, a leader of farmers’ pressure group, claimed that nine farmers have killed themselves this month because of the agrarian crisis in the region. The figure was 64 in November.
    “A total of 914 Vidarbha farmers have committed suicide this year,” he said.

    ‘Yavatmal district witnesses more than 1708 suicides since 2001′.
    What a tragedy and shame for humanity. Shame on us. “Bhagwan hume maf kara do, hum annadata ko nahi bacha sakate hai” (god forgive us we can not save the our food donors)

    जय भारत!

  8. Two farmers commit suicide in Nashik, Nashik, Mahrashtra, 24 December 2009
    Two farmers have committed suicide in the North Maharashtra district of Nashik, the police said on Thursday.
    Runja Soma Potinde, a resident of Nashik tehsil, hanged himself from a tree yesterday, while the other farmer, Sandeep Shivaji Agale (22) of Niphad town jumped into a well.

    Distressed farmer, wife try to end life, 24 Dec 2009
    SANGAREDDY: A forty-year-old farmer Tadavath Ramulu and his wife Munnabai (30), of Pepri village in Narayanakhed mandal, attempted suicide on Wednesday. According to sources, Ramulu sunk five bore-wells in his 6-acre land. However, only one yielded water and his overall debt touched Rs. 3 lakh forcing the distressed farmer and his wife to consume pesticide at their farm. Neighbours shifted them to the government hospital at Narayanakhed for treatment. –Staff Reporter

    Crop loss: Farmer dies under loan pressure, 22 Dec 2009
    PARADIP: Death of farmers continued to dog the State Government with yet another case being reported at Naliapal village under Tirtol police limits.
    Saroj Swain, a 45-year-old farmer of Naliapal village under Garei panchayat, died last night.
    His wife claimed that Saroj was going through mental turmoil for the last few days due to crop loss and loan burden.
    Yesterday he fell unconscious and was admitted to Manijanga hospital in a critical condition but died while being shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack.
    She told mediapersons that Saroj had taken a loan of over Rs 20,000 from Pankpal Gramya Bank and another loan of Rs 5,500 from Garei Cooperative Society.

  9. Another alleged farmer suicide in Orissa,Tuesday, December 29, 2009
    A farmer died after drinking poison at village Dhirei under Sadar police limits in Orissa’s Sundargarh district, 110 km from here, the police said today.
    The sources said Gurucharan, a marginal farmer was suspected to have taken the extreme step after being unable to repay a loan which he had taken from the local cooperative.

  10. Admn probing Rourkela suicide, 02 Jan 2010

    ROURKELA: An administrative inquiry into suicide of a young loanee farmer Guru Charan Naik is yet to arrive at any conclusion.

    Naik, a marginal farmer of village Kirei in Sundargarh Sadar block, consumed poison on Monday afternoon. Investigation revealed on the fateful day, Naik had left his house in the forenoon. On return, he requested a motor-cyclist to drop him at his house and on the way he told the motor-cyclist that he consumed poison. Reports said he availed a cooperative loan of Rs 11,000 in September, 2008, which mounted to Rs 12,198 with interest. Two days before his death Naik had also took a private loan of Rs 14,000 in his wife Aswani’s name on a promise to return Rs 300 a week. Aswini said her husband was under mental strain for poor crop yield this season and crumbling family economy. Besides his wife, Naik was looking after his visually-challenged father, a five-year-old son and two unmarried women relatives by cultivating 2.5 acres of virtually barren land. At times he worked as daily labourer. Attributing the suicide to poor crop yield and loan burden, Sundargarh District Congress president RK Sarangi demanded compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the bereaved family and employment assistance to the widow. Tahasildar Prahlad Pradhan said they are awaiting more information before drawing any conclusion, but admitted Naik suffered crop loss this season. An ex gratia of Rs 5,000 and rice for two months were provided to the family.

    A farmer killed himself when world was enjoying new year arrival, 31 Dec 2009

    SAMBALPUR: The year 2009 ended on a sad note with yet another farmer, Gangadhar Mirdha (65), of Kabrapali village in Jujumura block under Sambalpur Sadar police limits committing suicide by consuming pesticide yesterday evening. The number of farmers’ suicide in the district has gone up to five. Mirdha, a tribal marginal farmer ended his life due to alleged crop failure and pressure to return the assured sum on leased land besides the burden of repayment of loan. Mirdha owned two acres of land of which half is non-irrigated and one acre irrigated and had cultivated long duration paddy variety over it. Moreover, he had taken one more acre of land on lease for paddy cultivation. He had availed Rs 25,000 from Ghenupali Service Cooperative Society besides private loan of Rs 9,000. Villagers said Mirdha’s paddy crop was first hit by swarming caterpillars and he had sprayed pesticide to combat it. But the crop was again hit by Blasts and although the stalks looked laden with paddy, the grain failed to develop inside and the production was badly affected. They said ever since he harvested the crop, he was depressed looking at the condition of his crop stalks and was worried about sustenance of his family comprising wife, son. He married off two of his daughters. However, Mirdha could not bear the burden of loss and in the absence of his wife, who had gone to their daughter’s home, consumed pesticide yesterday evening. Although villagers rushed him to Sambalpur District Headquarter Hospital, he succumbed at the hospital. Sambalpur Sub-Collector Bibhuti Bhusan Behera who visited the village today said the family has been provided with Rs 10,000 from District Red Cross Society to perform last rites and his widow wife will be given Widow Pension from January 15 besides other benefits extended by the State Government.

  11. Farmer suicide, 5 Jan 2010

    CHICKABALLAPUR: A debt-ridden farmer committed suicide by consuming pesticide in Gauribidanur taluk of Chickaballapur district. The police said Sreenivasa (38) of Hirebidanur village consumed pesticide on Saturday night. He was rushed to a hospital in Bangalore but he died there on Sunday. Sreenivasa, who had cultivated marigold, is said to have incurred a debt of around Rs. 2.5 lakh.

    जय भारत!

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