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

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

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

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

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

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.

4.5 lakh farmers in Nashik stare at worst harvest in 5 decades

Only a month ago, the 68-year-old farmer, who has been working on the farm since she was 16, was readying herself for a bumper tomato crop. But the extended wet weather in Maharashtra, coupled with the two-day rain in the last leg of October, has literally “poured cold water” on her dreams.


Maharashtra govt sanctions Rs 10,000 crore as relief for farmers

The decision was taken by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at the meeting of a Cabinet sub-committee. Sources in the government said that based on primary reports on kharif crop loss, the amount of Rs 10,000 crore has been sanctioned. Once zone-wise reports are compiled, the government will sanction more funds as relief.

In Raigad, Maharashtra — women take up poultry farming, stop migration

Last year, around 2,200 families were surveyed in Mahad and 700 economically poor, migration affected women, several of them widows, were selected to do poultry farming.

Maharashtra: A bureaucrat demystifies legal jargon for the common man

Gaikwad’s interest in land laws dates back to the late 1980s when he was a young Sub Divisional Officer (SDO) of Kagal taluka of Kolhapur district.

Maharashtra: When farmers form a company to procure from farmers

The procurement process started on April 4 with 39 FPCs spread across seven districts in Maharashtra.