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Maharashtra farmers


Maharashtra government releases Rs 2,000 crore for farmers’ loan waiver

July 02, 2020 9:55 pm

Cooperative minister Balasaheb Patil has assured that Rs 8,200 crore will be provided to banks to make 11.25 lakh farmers debt-free by July-end.

Maharashtra farmers set to sow non-approved GM seeds this kharif season

June 02, 2020 8:28 pm

In India, storage, usage, transport, sale, or possession of Genetically Modified (GM) seeds can attract a jail term of five years, as well as a fine of Rs 1 lakh.

Maharashtra: Water stock in dams at 53.65% in April, up from 26.95% last year

April 06, 2020 4:18 am

After five years of recurrent drought, Maharashtra seems to be set for a summer with little or no water woes bringing much relief to farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha.

MaharashtraFarmers whose loan dues exceed Rs 2 lakh not eligible for waiver

December 29, 2019 5:29 am

Several farmers’ leaders and Opposition BJP criticised the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, saying it has “betrayed” the farmers as a majority of them will not be able to get the benefit of the scheme due to this condition.

Maharashtra legislature adjourned amid oppn uproar over relief to farmers

December 17, 2019 4:51 pm

In Legislative Assembly, Sanjay Gaikwad of the Shiv Sena and Abhimanyu Pawar of the BJP were engaged in an ugly spat when the former tried to snatch banners raised by the latter, plunging the House in chaos and forcing the first adjournment within minutes of the proceedings for the day.

Under Sharad Pawar, Maharashtra can frame an agricultural policy that serves as a lighthouse for other states

December 09, 2019 10:03 am

Maharashtra’s farmers need a new deal. A task force must be set up under the NCP chief

Maharashtra: Solapur’s pomegranate growers seek a new ‘Bhagwa’

November 28, 2019 1:17 am

Maharashtra accounts for 1.3 lakh hectares out of the country’s 1.8 lakh hectares area under pomegranate. However, frequent droughts have turned the story upside down in the current decade.

Maharashtra: Two-member Central team visits Nashik to inspect crop loss

November 22, 2019 9:53 pm

During a review meeting, divisional commissioner Rajaram Mane informed that 21.58 lakh hectares of land has been affected due to the unseasonal rain in Nashik division which includes Nashik, Jalgaon, Dhule, Nandurbar and Ahmednagar districts.

Maharashtra Governor announces aid to farmers for damage caused by unseasonal rains

November 16, 2019 7:32 pm

A relief of Rs 8,000 per hectare up to 2 hectares for agricultural kharif crops and a relief of Rs 18,000 per hectare up to 2 hectares for horticulture/perennial crops was announced today. 

Climate change: A story gone sour

November 14, 2019 4:25 pm

Maharashtra’s grape growers are confronting a new problem of unseasonal heavy rain that has caused heavy crop losses.