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Friday 9 March 2012

Farmers suicide and Implementation of Jadhav report

 Farmers suicide and Implementation of Jadhav report 

Respected Prithviraj Chavan(CM of Maharashtra).
News carried by national daily DNA carrying report on farmers suicide where the onus has being put on BT cotton seeds failure is very shocking. This failure has lead to many suicidal deaths of farmers in Maharashtra&specially Marathwada region. The million dollar question is who will be held responsible for such failure of spurious seeds?
The report which we are demanding to be implemented includes supply of good seeds, that Government should supply good quality seeds to distressed farmers. All private seed companies should compulsorily get their seeds graded by the Government. The Government should fix the prices of the seeds supplied by the private companies. The farmers should be encouraged to develop their own seeds. Further the Graded Seeds Scheme should be expanded to cover land ownership at least upto 2 hectares. Immediate action should be taken against companies selling defective or spurious seeds. The Seed Control Order, 1983 should be strictly enforced and if necessary, selling of spurious seeds should be made cognizable offence.
We demand an inquiry which has lead to failure of crops in turn huge losses& finally farmer's suicides. Therefore the seed company which has provided the seeds like Mahyco &others which are multinational-corporate brands must be held responsible and adequate compensation must be seek from these 'false seed'(BT cotton) providers. A strong legal case must be registered for selling such spurious seeds. We demand that Govt of Mah. must take swift& strong action against such seed companies.
Farmer's are backbone to economy,their life's are precious to be counted in & so losses are immense and irreparable to our Nation.
Jai Kisan & Kisan Sangathna!!
Yours Sincerely               
Soheb Lokhandwala                                 

(Included the report by Dr.Narendra Jadhav&mpj marathi folder regards to farmers suicide)

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