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Maharashtra farmers


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.

Cultivating fishes with paddy: A new recipe for farm prosperity in Maharashtra

November 11, 2019 6:54 am

Farming fishes in paddy fields and nearby ponds has sharply improved farmers’ incomes in Vidarbha.

Complete crop damage survey in 4 days, pay compensation: Pune Collector

November 03, 2019 3:50 am

On Saturday, Ram visited the affected areas of Jhendewadi, Kalewadi, Sonari, Ambodi, Belsar, Supa, Kanheri, Katewadi, Baramati, Bori and Indapur, where he spoke to affected farmers and also visited fields damaged by the heavy rain. He directed officials from different departments to coordinate among themselves to ensure timely aid to the affected farmers.

Knee-deep water in his field, 50-yr-old farmer in Palghar commits suicide

November 03, 2019 3:41 am

The farmer, Dharma Jadhav, a resident of Zirwapada in Dahanu taluka, was rushed to a local hospital but he was declared dead on arrival, the police said. No suicide note was found on the deceased.