Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Friday, Dec 24, 2010
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Front Page |
Tamil Nadu |
Andhra Pradesh |
New Delhi |
Other States |
Advts: Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Obituary |
TIRUPATI: The Andhra Pradesh Civil Liberties Committee (APCLC) has said that the suicides in the State by the farmers—nearly 170 in the last ten days alone, was nothing short of State murders in as much as they were caused by the alleged failure of the government to provide them the required succour in time in the form of MSP for their produce, procurement, marketing facilities, supply of farm inputs at subsidised rates besides, farm loans.
The Chittoor district convenor of the APCLC, Kumar has in a statement said that the very fact that nearly 75 per cent of the farmers in the State have degenerated to the status of ‘tenant farmers' in the recent times, was itself a sad commentary on the government administration and the emergence of much-hyped SEZ's in the name of economic reforms and globalisation.
Holding the government squarely responsible for the tragic manner in which the farmers were ending their lives caught as they were in the debt-traps and the crop loss due to serial cyclones, the APCLC demanded providing lands to all farmers ending the tenant land system, implementation of Swaminathan Committee reports, and ex-officio payment of Rs.1.5 lakh each to the families of the farmers who ended their lives and so on.
The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |
Copyright © 2010, The
Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of
this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of