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Maharashtra farmers


‘Satisfactory rainfall’: Maharashtra farmers aim for a bumper harvest as neighbouring states reel under deficit

August 31, 2021 11:26 pm

Soybean farmers are especially confident of a bumper crop with the state reporting an all-time high of sowing on 45-lakh hectare of land.

Maharashtra: Farmers hope for sowing operations to continue as monsoon begins to revive

July 13, 2021 7:56 am

Given moisture stress, farmers have stopped their sowing activities. All major kharif crops have recorded lower sowing as compared to last year.

Don’t rush for kharif sowing: Maharashtra govt to farmers

June 21, 2021 2:27 am

Agriculture centres across 355 talukas have directed farmers to wait for a while to ensure adequate showers.

Maharashtra: ‘More bank branches needed in rural areas to help farmers, local economy’

June 14, 2021 1:38 am

According to the NABARD status report of 2021-22, "There should be one bank branch for a population of 6,734." However, at present, this ratio is not a reality in many rural areas of Maharashtra.

‘Not undermining pandemic, but prolonged lockdown is neither helping farmers nor the rural economy’

May 27, 2021 2:37 am

Ahead of the Kharif season, Shetti talks to The Indian Express about the challenges confronting farmers due to the second wave of Covid-19

Unpaid power bills run into crores: Over 1 lakh farmers in Pune, 42 lakh in state get relief from MSEDCL

February 17, 2021 9:23 pm

In its order, the power company said such farmers, who have unpaid bills till September 20, 2020, can pay off the amount in the next three years.

MahaFPC to launch non-banking firm to aid farmers

January 30, 2021 10:56 pm

The move aims to allow growers get timely finance for value chain management and develop agriculture infrastructure.

Maharashtra: Relief for onion farmers as Centre lifts ban on export after over 3 months

December 29, 2020 12:05 am

This comes even as the average traded price of onions in various markets of Nashik, in Maharashtra, is hovering around Rs 2,500 per quintal, with retail prices ranging from Rs 30 to Rs 40 per kg.

Maharashtra govt to compensate farmers for crop loss during monsoon months

November 10, 2020 10:41 pm

Farmers who own not more than two hectares of land, have adopted both rain-fed and irrigated farming methods, and have suffered at least 33 per cent loss to their standing crop due to floods and excess rain will be considered for the compensation.

‘Centre should draw up permanent measures so farmers get compensation without difficulties,’ says Uddhav Thackeray

October 21, 2020 12:34 pm

“The crops and orchards are damaged due to various reasons. But it is very difficult for the farmers to get compensation from the insurance companies. The Centre should draw up permanent measures on this,” Thackeray said.