Mumbai: The income and assets of Maharashtra's leaders, including all over the country, are increasing quadrupled day by night, but on the other hand, instead of increasing the income of farmers, the incidents of farmer suicides have increased. Maharashtra remains number-1 in the country for farmer suicides. Recently released Maharashtra National Crime Records Bureau data Uddhav Thackeray The government's hands and feet are swollen. The figures for the suicides of 10349 farmers have been released across the country in the last year, in which the suicide figures of 3594 farmers in Maharashtra are very shocking. Maharashtra Last month, three hundred farmers committed suicide in the month of November.
Maharashtra may be standing in the line of developed regions in the country, but a third of farmer suicides across the country i.e. 34.7 per cent suicide is in Maharashtra alone. In Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada areas have the highest number of farmer suicides.
Broken mountain of troubles
The Balwe family of Osmanabad, Maharashtra has a mountain of troubles. Just one Sahara farmer Prashant Balve hanged himself for the family's earnings.
Had taken a loan from the bank
Actually, Balve had taken a loan from the bank for the crop and the debt burden was increasing. The crop was completely destroyed in the last stormy rain. Troubled by the financial crisis, the farmer committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree near his own farm last month.
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Financial situation worsened
A mountain of troubles has broken out on this peasant family. The financial condition of the house has deteriorated further. Children's education and home are going on well. Prashant Balve committed suicide last month and the government staff has not taken care of the family even after a month.
Burden on wife
The situation in other areas of Maharashtra is also very sad due to farmer suicides. There is also mourning in the house of farmer Sudhakar Patekar of Chakora area of Amravati district of the state. For the last several years, he has suffered in agriculture. Under the burden of the bank's debt, Sudhakar also embraced death. Sudhakar has a wife and four children. The burden of running the house now lies on the wife.
10655 farmers committed suicide across the country
According to the data released by the National Crime Records Bureau, in the year 2018, 10349 people related to farming across the country committed suicide, out of which 3594 farmers were from Maharashtra. In the year 2017, 10655 farmers committed suicide across the country of which 3701 were farmers from Maharashtra.
Farmer got stuck in debt trap
The Central Government to the State Government made many schemes for the farmers, but the farmer kept getting stuck in the debt trap. The Uddhav Thackeray government in Maharashtra has announced a plan to waive loans up to Rs 2 lakh. Mahatma Jyotirao Phule was taken under the Kisan loan waiver scheme from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2019. Government orders continue to waive loans up to two lakh rupees of farmers. However, with all these governmental measures, farmers are not taking the name of suicide.
The government also agreed
State Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat said, there has been an increase in the suicides of farmers, this is right and very sad. My government has implemented a beneficial scheme for farmers. The government has instructed the administration to be agile in helping such victims' families.
Loan waiver granted
The current Uddhav Thackeray government of farmers Maharashtra has given a loan waiver. However, in the year 2017, the previous government of the state had also waived loan of Rs 18 thousand crore for 44 lakh farmers. But farmers' suicide in the state has not stopped.
This is a very complicated subject
Former finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said, only then will this government take further steps to stop farmer suicides. This is a very complicated subject. All-round development can get rid of this complex problem.
Average income of MLAs doubled
At the same time, now talk about the leaders, irrespective of the party, the average income of all the MLAs in Maharashtra has doubled in the last 5 years. 118 MLAs were re-elected in the 2019 assembly elections. Their average income was Rs 14.55 crore in 2014, which increased to an average of Rs 25.86 crore in 2019. It is obvious that the income graph of the leaders is constantly going up but the income of the farmers is constantly going down, because all the schemes started for the farmers have failed. Experts believe that debt waiver is also not working.
Fadnavis had assets of Rs 3.86 crore
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' assets have increased to Rs 3.86 crore. Maharashtra Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat's income has increased three times. Thorat's income has increased to 30 lakh 19 thousand rupees.
Credit waiver will not stop suicide
According to experts in agriculture, farmers need better guidance. They can be prevented from taking the wrong step by making timely benefits of the schemes to make them self-reliant. Economist Devendra Vasal said, suicide is not going to stop with mere debt waiver. It is necessary for the farmer welfare schemes of the central government and the state government to reach the ground. Farmers also lack information and suicides can be prevented only by strengthening their standard of living and economic condition with the right guidance and financial help.
Due to this the farmers were double killed
Crops of farmers of Maharashtra have been destroyed in many areas this time due to unseasonal rains. Due to this, farmers have been hit twice. The interest of bank loans on farmers is also increasing. Agricultural experts believe that in the areas where there has not been an unseasonal rain, farmers are looking for ways to get the market price for the agricultural produce by giving them a special platform and their level can be improved.
Ideas can be found
Knowledge of agricultural affairs Vanita Jadhav Pisay said, to some extent the solution of this problem can be found by arranging the farmers to get the correct information of their crops and the products of their farming directly to the market.
Suicide will not come
Farmer Nanda Shelar told, I have grown my crop tactfully and sell it in the right market. This has made my earnings a little better. Every farmer should do his farming with tricks. Suicide will not come.