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Swaminathan panel formula not suitable for Maharashtra, says govt
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

High on the government agenda is sector-wise investments topped by doubling production and channeling it through food processing units across Vidarbha, Marathwada, north Maharashtra, western Maharashtra and Konkan.

What is Maharashtra’s new social boycott law? Why it was brought, what will it do?
Thu, Jul 20, 2017

Indian Express explains the context of the first law that treats social boycott as a serious crime

Low response from Maharashtra farmers to Rs 10,000 loan scheme
Mon, Jul 17, 2017

The demand for the loan from the backward regions of Vidarbha and Marathwada has been higher compared to economically prosperous districts of western and north Maharashtra.

Maharashtra govt turns to KT weirs to plug water loss
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

According to a senior officer in the ministry, “The cost of repairing 1,200 K T weirs would not exceed Rs 150 crore. But when they become fully operational they would save 56 TMC water which would help irrigate 2.30 lakh hectares of agriculture land.”

Everyone has right to eat beef: Union Minister Ramdas Athawale
Sat, Jul 15, 2017

Athawale, who heads the Republican Party of India, also warned that his party would be forced to take to the streets in protest if the “gau rakshaks” continue to indulge in violence.

Maharashtra social boycott Bill gets Presidential nod
Fri, Jul 14, 2017

Before introducing the Bill for debate and passage in the state legislature, CM Devendra Fadnavis had held a series of deliberations with various social organisations and political leaders across parties to evolve a broad consensus. 

Uddhav Thackeray on rural trail to monitor loan waiver
Thu, Jul 13, 2017

Shiv Sena starts Karj Mukti campaign, Congress asks the big question to farmers: Have you got the loan waiver?

Kranti Maratha Morcha plans more rallies
Wed, Jul 12, 2017

The candlelight march in Mumbai would once again highlight the rape and murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kopardi and the failure of the system to award death sentence to the three who committed the heinous crime, said a Morcha member.

Maha Govt asks farmers to put on hold kharif sowing till July 20
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

The advisory comes in the wake of a long dry spell after the first rainfall in mid-June in nearly 300 of the state’s 355 talukas.

State govt in talks with Niti Aayog on agri-market reforms
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Reforms that would be discussed in the Monsoon Session of the state legislature commencing from July 24, include “deregulation of food grains from the APMC to provide more private and direct markets operating between farmers and consumers.”

Loan waiver Under Congress-NCP: ‘Six Vidarbha districts got Rs 286 crore, Mumbai got Rs 287 crore’
Sat, Jul 08, 2017

A source in the ministry of Cooperation and Marketing, which is the nodal agency for the loan waiver monitoring process, said: “The anomalies show that waiver benefits might have been pocketed by ineligible farmers or banks.

Rs 6,000 crore loans written off in six Vidarbha districts
Fri, Jul 07, 2017

In 2008, the amount waived for farmers in Buldhana district came to just Rs 3.11 crore, the lowest among the six districts. Only two districts crossed the double digit in Amravati division, at Rs 60 crore and Rs 70 crore.

Cost of 173 irrigation projects revised to Rs 40,000 crore
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

Aims at 16,000 hectares of land under irrigation

Loan waiver: Debt-ridden farmers from Vidarbha, Marathwada top list of beneficiaries
Thu, Jul 06, 2017

As many as 11,46,768 farmers from Vidarbha and 10,83,932 from Marathwada will have their loans waived. Western Maharashtra, which is economically most prosperous, has a relatively lower number of beneficiaries, with 7,391,48 farmers making it to the list.

Govt nod to Krishna-Koyna project worth Rs 4,959 crore
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Additional Rs 2,977 crore sanctioned to fast-track project started around three decades ago in western Maharashtra

Maha govt reviewing fiscal priorities: Agriculture, Metro projects on schedule
Mon, Jul 03, 2017

The state government has also decided to push its 26 ongoing irrigation projects worth Rs 32,000 crore listed in the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchai Yojana.

Scientific farming will bring down expenditure, says Raghunath Mashelkar
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

“The system will have to gear up the farmers to work towards higher productivity using lesser resources namely land, water, energy and money,"said Raghunath Mashelkar.

Gosikhurd National Irrigation Project work to be expedited to meet 2020 deadline
Sat, Jul 01, 2017

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday held a review meeting to ascertain progress in the irrigation sector, specially the Rs 18,000-crore Gosikhurd National Irrigation Project

Maharashtra govt wants market borrowing raised by Rs 15,000 crore
Thu, Jun 29, 2017

A source said: “ Our preliminary calculations show that or Rs 34,000 crore raised through banks — we would need to repay Rs 13, 000 crore every year at an interest rate not exceeding 6 to 7 per cent.”

Strong rural banking network needed to replace money lenders, says Chitale
Tue, Jun 27, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chitale justified the Rs 34,000-crore loan waiver for 89 lakh farmers and reflected on the key areas that had been long ignored resulting in the loan waivers announced by successive governments failing to help farmers.

Maharashtra Govt adopts Telengana software to check misuse of loan waiver benefits
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Detailed guidelines will be issued within a week to all financial institutions and nodal departments engaged in the monitoring of the loan waiver, a source in the government said.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis expands loan waiver to 89 lakh farmers
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Announcing the decision that was ratified by the state Cabinet, CM Devendra Fadnavis conceded it presented a fiscal challenge before the government. The loan write-off will wipe out debt of about 40 lakh farmers completely, sources said.

Loan waiver for farmers: BJP adopts diplomacy to bring Sena onboard
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

While the Sena and the BJP were engaged in drawing up a strategy to claim credit for the loan waiver, Congress and NCP leaders cautioned that the write-off was not going to help all the 1.36 crore farmers.

Devendra Fadnavis, Sharad Pawar meet to discuss farm loan waiver
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

As the Fadnavis explained the loan waiver to Pawar, the latter reportedly expressed satisfaction and suggested measures for the farm sector. He stressed on the role of a state agriculture commission to push the state’s interest for higher renumeration, which is the Centre’s jurisdiction.

Maharashtra government wants farmers’ say in APMC panel selection
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

In its first step towards checking such manipulation, the government has decided to adopt a legislation during the monsoon session of the state legislature in July, allowing the farmers to exercise their vote and choosing an APMC panel.

Banks in Maharashtra start disbursing loan to farmers
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

The national and commercial banks across western and north Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada received large number of farmers Thursday who were provided the stated amount, according to a senior officer in the government. Debt-ridden farmers with a monthly income of up to Rs 20,000 will get the benefit.

Farmers should get crop loan of Rs 10,000 from today: CM Fadnavis
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The CM said his letter was addressed to RBI Governor Urjit Patel, who had in-principle given his consent. It was also indicated that all banks would be officially instructed in a day or two.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis: Relief for farmers in getting DCCB loans
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had earlier held meetings with Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to discuss the issue of junked notes in DCCBs.

Maharashtra relaxes loan waiver condition, farmers reject proposal
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

All farmers who have an outstanding debt till June 30, 2016, will be eligible for the waiver across Maharashtra. The restriction of land holding of 2 hectares has been dropped in the new plan.

Amid infighting, Shah tells BJP workers: Party supreme, don’t take it for granted
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

Shah held a series of meetings with cabinet ministers, elected members of the state legislative assembly and council, members of Parliament, office bearers and in-charges of the various BJP cells during his visit.

‘Cordial’ meeting between Amit Shah, Uddhav Thackeray on President poll
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

The 90-minute meeting at Matoshree, the Thackerays’ residence, was attended by Uddhav’s son Aditya, who leads the Sena’s youth wing, and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Presidential polls: Sena likely to agree with BJP’s choice
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

A BJP core committee leader, requesting anonymity, said: “Shah’s meeting with Thackeray was to create goodwill. It was also aimed at sending a message that all alliance partners were supporting BJP’s presidential candidate.”

Shiv Sena likely to give its consent to whoever BJP chooses to nominate for President
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Amit Shah will meet Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday to reconcile the differences within the coalition partners.

All poor farmers reeling under debt to get Rs 10,000 crop loan
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

GR specifies eligibility as CM replaces ‘small and marginal’ with ‘all debt-ridden’ in core panel recommendation for aid.

Vidarbha, Marathwada farmers’ crop pattern fetches low loans
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Govt likely to ask Centre to facilitate higher loan allocations in backward districts

Amit Shah’s three-day visit to Mumbai begins tomorrow
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

BJP president likely to meet leaders of NDA allies, corporates, Bollywood bigwigs