Sunday, Nov 27, 2022

Maharashtra farmers


Maharashtra: Raju Shetti threatens statewide agitation by cane farmers on Nov 25

November 24, 2022 5:36 pm

Raju Shetti, who had earlier in the week led two-day protests in parts of western Maharashtra, said the ruling BJP-Balasahebanchi Shiv Sena government was turning a blind eye to the farmer’s woes.

Farmers get Rs 50,000 incentive, Opposition again demands declaration of ‘wet drought’ in state

November 02, 2022 2:09 pm

The MVA government, however, could not pay the incentive amount in the wake of two years of Covid-19 pandemic. The then opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had criticised the state government for not paying the incentive.

Maharashtra government announces Rs 200 per tonne incentive to sugar mills who kept crushing units on beyond May 1

May 17, 2022 6:15 pm

The Maharashtra government’s move came after it decided to aid farmers whose sugarcane plants are still in the fields in the backdrop of an increased production this year.

Punjab farmers borrow five times more than counterparts in Maharashtra, four times more than those in UP: Study

April 22, 2022 7:01 pm

The study revealed that in all the three states together, more than 40 per cent of the “very highly” distressed surveyed farmers did not receive any farm loan waiver (FLW) benefits.

Maharashtra receives over 15 lakh insurance claims about crop loss from farmers in distress

October 02, 2021 7:08 pm

Heavy rain caused by Cyclone Gulab damages harvest-ready crop, more claims expected

‘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