In December 2016, after the Supreme Court had banned the sale of alcohol within 500 metres of state and national highways, more than 1,600 of the 2,500 licensed establishments in the district were forced to shut shop.
The inspection reports note that there were complaints about foul odour in most of the 16 functional plants, and the total amount of biogas, produced as a by-product, was not maintained by any of them.
Prakash Naiknavare, managing director of NFCSF, said the online platform will allow for greater access as well as better price realisation. “Chances of cartelisation will be minimum on such a platform,” he said.
In many areas in Nashik, growers have uprooted their vines after the roots were waterlogged. Last year, prices of grapes had crashed both in international and domestic markets, causing distress among the farmers.
The 2016-17 season was unique as paucity of cane had set off a price war among millers to attract cane. Also, last year was the first time when Maharashtra implemented the revenue sharing formula as per the recommendations of the C Rangarajan committee.
“Reports also reveal the nexus with traders in the Northeast where wholesale onions did not sell below Rs 26-27 per kg. There are reports of mandis being closed down erratically, creating distortion in the demand supply chain,” Central govt letter said.
"Dead currency has come back to circulation as after demonetisation, people were forced to deposit their money in the banks. A policy shift has happened in the country and banking’s base has increased,” said a trustee of Arthakranti Pratishthan.
The figures released by the Directorate of Industries show that Pune is far ahead of other districts in converting the promises into actual investments. In percentage terms, Mumbai has fared better, but only 65 MoUs had been signed for Mumbai at that time.
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.