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Maharashtra: Farmer dies after 'consuming poison'

The farmer, identified as Jagannath Sonawane, a resident of Deogaon Rangari village in Gangapur tehsil of Aurangabad district, had allegedly consumed poison on Tuesday morning, when the agitation was being held.

A year after CM announced loan waiver, nationalised banks run out of steam

Faced with unprecedented protests by farmers in the first week of June last year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had announced the loan waiver in July, 2017.


Marathwada farmers: Flight to sweet safety

The two mills together have already crushed over 9.40 lakh tonnes (lt) of cane in the ongoing 2017-18 sugar season (October-September), but managing director Bajirao Tukaram Pawase expects the final figure to cross 12 lt.

Govt cheating farmers using name of Chhatrapati Shivaji, says Vikhe-Patil

“From the last couple of incidents, it is clear that the farmers have to commit suicide to wake up the government. Using the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, the government is cheating with farmers,” said Patil after meeting farmer Dharma Patil, who consumed poison at Mantralaya on Monday.

Insurance firm ordered to pay Rs 2 lakh to dead farmer’s kin

Snakebite had caused death, firm contested woman’s status of a ‘farmer’.

Loan waiver: Maharashtra govt plans to make public list of eligible farmers in village ‘chawdis’

The revised loan waiver amount, following inclusion of farmers whose loans had been restructured, would increase from Rs 34,000 crore to Rs 37,000 crore.


Only needy farmers to benefit from state loan waiver: Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis

Fadnavis observed the waiver -- announced on June 11 after a widespread farmers' agitation -- would further stress the debt-ridden state, as his government would require to raise Rs 25,000 crore or more for this