Suicide crisis on farmers due to power outage?

Hiware (Tal. Shirur): – With the commencement of the financial year, a campaign has been launched in Shirur taluka to cut off the supply of electricity and domestic electricity which is in arrears. This type is not suitable for the farmers and there is an atmosphere of resentment and anger among the farmers. We have to roam for drinking water.

MSEDCL is thus holding the farmers hostage.

In the current season, the farmers, who have already been harassed by unseasonal rains and corona, are facing a dilemma due to the pressure exerted by the banks for debt recovery and unfair market prices for their crops. Mahavitaran has burnt the crops due to power outage.

The vengeful conspiracy of MSEDCL should be stopped as soon as possible so that the farmers do not have time to commit suicide otherwise the entire peasantry will have to take to the streets.

Mr. Sandesh Satish Salunke, Shirur Taluka President of Shetkari Sangharsh Sanghatana demanded that the electricity bill of the farmers should be waived and also electricity supply should be provided for at least 3 to 4 hours in a day so that the crops that come in the mouths of the farmers do not get burnt

Mr. Vikasnana Gaikwad, the father of the community wedding ceremony in Hiware village, Mrs. Shardatai Gaikwad, the present Sarpanch, Mr. Shri. Shivdatai Gaikwad, the present Sarpanch of Hiware village, warned of agitation as the power supply was cut off while the farmers were already in dire straits. Deepakdada Khaire and other villagers visited the MSEDCL office.

Sandesh Salunke, President, Farmers’ Struggle Association, requested that the ongoing campaign by MSEDCL should be relaxed and farmers should not be forced to take to the streets.

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