Speaking to The Indian Express, the minister of State for Agriculture Sadashiv (Sadabhau) Khot, said the name of the committee members will be announced in seven days.
On an average, Maharashtra reports around 1,24,000 hectares of orange orchards with the state cornering 9 per cent of the country’s production.
Only a couple of weeks ago, gaurakshaks impounded a consignment of eight indigenous Gir breed cows that Jadhav had sourced from a farmer in Gujarat’s Amreli district. These animals, whose milk fetches a premium, are currently being housed at a gaushala (cow shelter) near Amreli.
As per the Election Rules of the State Cooperative Election Authority, the onus is on the housing societies to notify the Authority, and to hold elections once the five-year term of the executive body gets over.
Exports of onions play a crucial role in balancing the domestic price of the produce in the wholesale markets. India consumes almost 90 per cent of the home-grown produce, but 10 per cent export is necessary to prevent a price crash.
While civic officials blamed the prolonged effect of note ban, realtors said the high rate of real estate in PMC areas was the prime reason behind them choosing areas located beyond the corporation’s limits for new constructions.
Since the last few months, major IT companies have reportedly conducted large-scale layoffs. Pune, which has the second largest concentration of IT companies in the country, has also seen layoffs.
That anger finds resonance among farmers across the state who have been complaining about low price realisation for years now. The problem is acute in the case of fruits and vegetables.
Around 70 per cent of the restaurants have already printed new menu cards, with the reduced prices, while the rest are in the process of doing so.
The FPC movement in Maharashtra has seen much action over the last year or so. Working under the banner of MahaFPC, the FPCs had purchased more than 25,000 MT of tur last year.
Restaurants without AC have been bracketed under the 12 per cent slab, while those with AC have to pay 18 per cent GST and high-end star properties are in the 28 per cent slab.
The Pune DCCB had tried to deposit Rs 25 crore just before the note ban, but the currency chest banks had written to them about their lack of space and refused to accept the same.
The Pune DCCB alone has suffered a loss of Rs 20 crore, because of the excess interest they have had to pay to depositors from November.
Sources said that Khot’s proximity with the BJP and his alleged role in trying to scuttle the farmers’ strike had allegedly not gone down well with farmers in Maharashtra.
While agricultural commodities are exempted from GST, trademarked commodities have been included under the new tax regime’s ambit. The matter has been made more complicated as clarity regarding a ‘trademark’ seems to be missing.
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The 42-year-old allegedly hanged himself and in a suicide note, suspected to have been written by him, asked for the presence of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis before his body was cremated.
Since June 1, farmers in Maharashtra have been on an unprecedented strike which affected the supply of milk and vegetable in urban areas.
Devendra Fadnavis said, “The loan waiver, which will come into force by October 31, 2017, will be restricted to small and marginal farmers with land holdings of five acres.”
Credit crisis is one of the major reasons for increasing farmer suicides which has been plaguing the state since long.
Since June 1, farmers have stopped movement of vegetables and milk which has squeezed supplies to the wholesale markets across the state.
Wholesale and retail prices of vegetables have gone up by almost 40 per cent, and are likely to increase more, as supplies continue to be sparse.
Farmers across Maharashtra had decided to go on strike from June 1 as repeated talks with the state government had failed to resolve the stalemate.
Records released by the Directorate of Marketing show that the combined turnover from private markets, direct markets and single license markets had crossed Rs 13,000 crore.
There is money to be made from sale of manure, especially from cattle kept in free-stall barns.
Shetti and Khot had fallen out since the latter’s decision to field his son for the zilla parishad elections in Sangli.
In case these banks lose their licences, distribution of crop loans could be impacted in the upcoming kharif season in the districts concerned.
No strong production rebound seen in 2017-18, even as state concedes No. 1 slot to Uttar Pradesh.
The application is expected to come up for hearing in a year’s time.
Vijay Ghonse Patil, managing director of the bank, said they have issued 20,700 notices and have also carried out the ‘naming and shaming’ in around 10 cases.
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The DCCBs had moved the Supreme Court for relief and during the hearing the RBI had expressed doubts over the KYC compliance of the DCCBs.
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The court had asked state pollution control boards to work in tandem with electricity distribution companies (discoms) to implement its orders.
In view of the 20 per cent increase in acreage of pulses, the central government had mandated creation of a buffer stock of pulses, of which 20,000 metric tonnes (MT) was to be done by the Federation.