Man threatens to commit suicide after climbing the Mantralaya building

Dnyaneshwar Salve had suffered losses after cotton and soybean prices crashed and so in order to protest he climbed Mantralaya building

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Man threatens to commit suicide after climbing the Mantralaya building

A young man named Dnyaneshwar Salve from Osmanabad had climbed the Mantralaya building - Maharashtra government secretariat - and was threatening to jump off the 7th floor, has been rescued successfully. At around 4:00 pm he climbed the building and after 45 minutes, the fire brigade and police spoke to him and was rescued successfully around 5:45 pm. 

After climbing, in order to negotiate with the police, he threw down a chit with his mobile number written on it. Meanwhile, people gathered to look at Salve who was pacing to and fro on the terrace asking for Fundkar or CM's number. It is being said that he was demanding the state government to implement Swaminathan Aayog which provides minimum support price for grains and safeguards the interest of small farmers.

Salve suffered losses after cotton and soybean prices crashed and in a fit of anger, he climbed the building and threatened to slash himself.

He was demanding to meet agriculture minister Panurang Fundkar or Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis but both the ministers were out of town. Finally, state education minister reached the spot and spoke to him, after which he was forced to come down.

What is the Swaminathan Commission?

On November 18, 2004, the government of India constituted the National Commission on Farmers (NCF) which was chaired by professor M.S. Swaminathan. In total, it submitted five reports to the government, first in December 2004 and the fifth and final report was submitted on October 4, 2006.

The main aim of NCF’s Swaminathan Commission Report was to work out a system for food and nutrition security, sustainability in the farming system, enhancing quality and cost competitiveness of farm commodities and also to recommend measures for credit and other marketing related steps.

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