An appeal from IT workers in Bangalore on farmer's suicides.
A week ago, just 100 kms from Bangalore, the dream destination of India’s globalised haves, yet two more among the thousand of India’s distressed farmers committed suicide.
The Hindu reported that "While Swami Gowda (35) was found hanging at the farm, his wife Indramma (28) of Valageredoddi hanged herself at their residence. Local people said that Swami Gowda had invested a lot of money and had pledged his wife's jewellery to fund farming activity. It was stated that Swami Gowda was anticipating Rs. 350 a kg of cocoon which, however, collapsed and the market price was pegged around Rs.120 a kg." Swami and Indramma are survived by three children."
The local media in Mandya is reporting it. But no mainstream media in Bangalore has bothered to send out a report.
The family has not got any compensation till date. There have been protests in Mandya but are falling on deaf ears.
A group of IT workers in Bangalore refuse to be Nero’s guests and have raised their voice against the social, political and media apathy to the plight of India’s farmers and the anti-people policies that are responsible for this crisis. Pragoti requests its readers to read their appeal and contribute to the struggle for justice for Swami and Indramma’s three little children in whatever they can.