Vidarbha, Dec 29: In a heartbreaking revelation, 12 cotton farmers committed suicide due to crop losses. Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samittee Chief Kishore Tiwari announced here today. Among the dead are farmers from the Yavatmaal village-Saiyad Ansar Ali of Chikhalvardha village, Khushal Kapase of Dahegoan village. Some of the other dead include Madhukar Adsar of Pimpalgoan village, Vithhal Taywade of Deoli village and Maroti Gode of Pimpalgoan village.
Apart from them, Shivanand Gite of Shivani village and Sunil Rakhunde of Gavthala village of Buldhana district as well as Sanjay Dakhore of Regoan village in Washim district and Nilesh Walke of Gunji from Amaravati district also committed suicide.
Vidarbha Jan Andolan Samiti chief Kishore Tiwari highlighted that farmers' suicide is a serious problem here. He said that the government should think of increasing the minimum support price paid to cotton farmers in the Vidarbha region.
Since January 2014, the farmers' suicide toll increased to 52.