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Maharashtra hikes bonus for paddy farmers to Rs 500

Fadnavis also waived annual lease on ponds of the size of 500 hectares used by farmers for fishing. The decision comes in the wake of growing demand from farmers, who undertake fishing as an allied business.

Dissatisfied by Maharashtra govt's assurances, sea of farmers converge in Nashik for protest march

The protesting farmers have reached Nashik to take part in the march, even as the police refused to grant permission to them. The 'long march' to Mumbai called by AIKS will now take place on Thursday morning.


Raju Shetti interview: ‘Pulled out of talks with Congress-NCP who made no commitment on farmers’

The pre-poll discussions with the Congress-NCP have come to a standstill. After a series of meetings, I realised they are not willing to make any commitment on criticial issues related to agriculture and farmers’ welfare, says Raju Shetti.

PMO returns money-order of farmer who got pittance for onions

Sanjay Sathe, a farmer from Niphad tehsil of Nashik district, had sent Rs 1,064, his earnings from onion sale in the wholesale market, to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on November 29 as a protest.

Demanding complete loan waiver, 30,000 farmers march towards Mumbai

“While the agitators claim that one lakh farmers will join the protest, our estimates reveal that the number won’t cross 60,000,” said an official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

10-15 sugar mills in Maharashtra started crushing without clearing farmers’ dues: MP Raju Shetti

Sugar mills are not issued crushing licences until they pay 100 per cent of the fair and remunerative price (FRP) to the growers.


Traders hit, 1-year jail in Maharashtra for buying below MSP

While the above amendment amounts to a significant reform, what may not be so, however, is the decision to make purchase of a farm commodity below the government’s MSP a punishable offence.

Kisan Call Centre: ‘Advisers’ mostly rely on own knowledge to guide farmers claims study

Tele-calling to the Farmers’ Tele-Advisors (FTA) at Kisan Call Centre (KCC), Pune, is among the most favoured ways for cultivators seeking all kinds of information.

Maharashtra Govt tries to curb sowing of illegal Bt cotton, but probe team faces manpower crunch

Agriculture officers in Maharashtra are worried about the sowing of unauthorised variants of Bt cotton in the state during the kharif season.

Being behind bars no bar for farmer-prisoners to seek loan, says Mumbai suburban collector

Mumbai suburban district collector Sachin Kurve said prisoners were encouraged to apply for the scheme. They were provided the necessary guidance and support by the Collector's office and the welfare committees formed for jail inmates.