Sewagram to meet PM Modi to seek aid for farmers’ kids

ST Correspondent
Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Sewagram and other farmers’ associations have organised a programme named ‘Dil Ki Baat’, for children of farmers who have committed suicide.

Pune: Sewagram, School of Nature and Culture, has decided to submit a letter of farmers’ demands to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 1. 

Vinayak Patil of Sewagram said that Sewagram and many other farmers’ associations in the country have organised a programme ‘Dil Ki Baat’, for children of farmers who committed suicide.

“For the past month-and-half, I am corresponding with the Prime Minister’s Office, trying to get an appointment with him. On June 1, I, along with families of farmers who have committed suicide, will try to meet the PM. If we are not allowed, we will march on to the PM’s residence and, if stopped, will hold a protest right there. There is no looking back now,” Patil said at a press conference on Monday.

He added, “The government is clearly turning its back towards the crisis faced by farmers. While the farmers’ organisations are trying to protest against the issues faced by the community, the government is still not responding positively.” 

Patil said he has sold part of his plot in order to help suicide-affected families with Rs 1 lakh each.

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