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Ethanol policy for millers — farmers left high and dry

More than 90 per cent of the cane returns are spent by farmers. as cultivation cost and for repayment of crop loans. So how would these farmers survive for a year or more without receiving their entire produce amount by a sugar mill?

Bank of Baroda launches app for farmers across country

The app, which would help farmers by providing vital information to help them make the right decisions right from sowing to harvest is the first of its kinds launched by a public sector bank, bank officials said.


MahaFPC to commence Price Support Scheme operations from September 15

94 FPCs from Vidarbha, Marathwada to participate in first-phase procurement.

PM crop loan insurance scheme: Pune farmers call off protest after minister's assurance to take up matters on August 7

The farmers have asked for a relook into the crop cutting experiments and demanded that these be made more transparent. They have also demanded a state-level insurance scheme in Maharashtra.

Kumaraswamy's parting gift: One-time debt waiver for poor, small farmers

On Wednesday, caretaker Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy had announced his parting gift ‘Karnataka Debt Relief Bill’, a day after losing the trust vote in the state assembly.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena to protest non-payment of farmers’ claims by insurance companies

The march will be held in Mumbai next week. “The farm loan waiver and crop insurance are good schemes. Despite a change in government, the implementing authorities are the same,” said Uddhav, addressing the media at the Sena headquarters in Dadar.


Agriculture department to farmers: Grow maize at your own risk

In an advisory uploaded on its website, the department has asked maize growers to be careful about sowing the crop, given the large-scale destruction the pest caused in the previous season.

Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana: 45 lakh farmers’ claims accepted for 2018 Kharif season

Data shows that while 49.8 lakh farmers received payments for claims they made under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in 2017 Kharif season, 45 lakh farmers’ claims were accepted for the 2018 Kharif season.

Maharashtra: Monsoon delays Kharif sowing, farmers worried

Eight districts of Maharashtra have been categorised as ‘deficient’, while the remaining 28 districts, including all of North Maharashtra, Vidarbha and Marathwada, barring one district, have been categorised as ‘large deficient.

Solar plants at farms: Plan closer to seeing light of day

The scheme involves installation of solar plants by pvt firms on a third of farm land.

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In parched Maharashtra, farmers and tribals hit the streets again

Over 7,000 farmers and tribals from across Maharashtra were marching towards Azad Maidan in Mumbai in protest of various agrarian issues in the state

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Budget 2019: What has the Modi government done to solve farmers' problems?

Ajay Kakra, Director - Food and Agriculture, PWC lists what has been done for farmers by the Modi government so far to solve their problems.

The Agrarian Unrest Part 1: This could be the Narendra Modi government’s biggest problem

Thousands of farmers from across the country have taken to the streets. ‘Dilli chalo’ is their slogan. What do they want? And is agrarian distress this government’s biggest problem? Harish Damodaran explains.


What the thousands of farmers protesting in Maharashtra are demanding

Around 30,000 farmers and tribals are marching from Thane to Azad Maidan in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Here’s a list of their long-pending demands.

Chhattisgarh elections: Congress and BJP manifestos focus on farmers, cows and women

Both Congress and the BJP are fighting a tough battle in Chhattisgarh this year. As the second phase on voting state in underway, we look at what both parties are promising, to woo the voters.

Opinion | Why Are Farmers Protesting Against The Callous Policies Of Their Govts?

As Maharashtra moved to contain an ongoing protest by farmers with a loan waiver, a similar protest in neighbouring Madhya Pradesh took a violent turn Tuesday when at least six farmers were killed and eight others injured in two separate incidents of firing in Mandsaur. Farmers have been seeking better prices for their produce and […]

Doubling farmers’ income is government’s political stunt, says Lalu Yadav

Patna, Feb 29 (ANI): Former railway minister and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday said the ruling government’s statement of doubling farmers’ income by 2022, is just a political stunt to reserve their berth in the next general elections.He further asserted that the BJP-led Central Government will not win the 2019 polls.


Opposition slams Modi's statements on welfare of farmers

New Delhi/Bhopal, Feb 28 (ANI): Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Kisaan rally’ speech, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari on Sunday said the Prime Minister is contradicting his statements. Tiwari said that Modi needed to decide what exactly he is and what he wants. The Congress leader stoically pointed out that the PM had said to farmers that they will be taken care of but his own party was enemy of the farmers as last year when they were taking all the farmers land from them without their consent. He further said that the Prime Minister had promised that 50% bonus would be given to farmers, but they have not yet received it. Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav also echoed similar sentiments, saying that the Prime Minister was repeating the same statements he made in the year 2014. He added that there was a whole lot of difference between doing and saying.

Maharashtra Govt. allots 653 acres land to Patanjali trust

Nagpur, Feb 24 (ANI): Divulging details about the 653 acres of land allotted by the Maharashtra Government to Patanjali trust, Managing Director Acharya Balkrishna said the company will help the farmers get right value for their harvest. Balkrishna added that Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Central minister Nitin Gadkari showed positive reaction and have agreed to help us.

Odisha capable of bringing second green revolution: PM Modi

Bargah (Odisha), Feb 21 (ANI): Addressing the farmers in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said Odisha is the only state in India capable to bringing second green revolution. Modi said the state has is rich in natural resources and it can be nation's number one agricultural state. He added that the Centre, state and farmers together can increase the income of farmers in India by two fold by 2022. Modi further urged the farmers to join the 'Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojna' as the scheme can solve all the problems they have been facing from years.

PM Modi should fulfill farmers’ demand: Rahul

Amethi (UP), Feb 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a jibe on Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he had earlier promised to reduce the pulses price but the rates have increased drastically. He further said he will raise the issue in the Parliament and will fight for farmers. He further demanded that either PM Modi should fulfill his promises or should give Rs. 15 lakh to the farmers. He is in Amethi to meet the farmers.