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Maharashtra Farmer Agitation


Farmers call off march after Maharashtra govt’s assurances

February 22, 2019 7:59 am

The march, which was supposed to cover 40 km on its first day on Thursday, was called off after the farmers had walked 13 km.

Farmers protest highlights: Nationwide stir enters day 3; vegetable, milk supply likely to be hit

June 18, 2018 7:54 am

Farmers protest LIVE: The strike, declared by the All India Kisan Mahasangh, is being staged in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Madhya Pradesh among other states. It is likely to affect the supply of milk, fruits and vegetables in cities and towns.

Maharashtra says yes to farmer demand for right to forest land, waiver of loans

March 13, 2018 7:57 am

The announcement that the agitation had ended was made after a three-hour meeting of the AIKS with Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhavan, in the presence of Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and NCP leaders Dhananjay Munde and Ajit Pawar.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis expands loan waiver to 89 lakh farmers

June 25, 2017 2:53 am

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.

Farmers’ agitation: In Maharashtra, crop loan recovery hit low of 35 per cent in 2016-17

June 14, 2017 1:44 am

Three successive droughts had led to a steep rise in loss of crops and revenue in 15,000 villages in 2013; 23,000 villages in 2014; and 28,000 villages in 2015

Chinks in farmers’ alliance: Differences crop up in alliance of 35 bodies, some oppose talks with govt

June 11, 2017 3:16 am

Nearly 35 political, social and farmers’ organisation across the political spectrum and ideological leanings are part of the present movement.