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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.


Maharashtra: Fewer farmers get crop insurance than in 2017 Kharif season

Data shows that while 49.8 lakh farmers received payments for claims they made under the Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana (PMFBY) in 2017 Kharif season, 45 lakh farmers’ claims were accepted for the 2018 Kharif season.

Mumbai: Average size of land holdings of farmers in state — 1.34 hectare

While in 1970-71, the number of farmers with holdings below 0.5 hectare was 6,83,400, the number of farmers with extremely small land parcels rose in 2015-16 to 43,72,200.

GM cotton crop technology: The cost of weeding

Maharashtra’s farmers want to plant herbicide-tolerant cotton, with or without government approval.

Maharashtra: Only 28.64% farmers got crop loan in 2018-19

Of the total 1.36 crore farmers in Maharashtra, 38.95 lakh farmers availed the crop loan during kharif and rabi seasons in 2018-19. The farmer’s poor access to crop loan is alarming, especially in wake of the severe drought.


Why Maharashtra opposition leaders may have to rethink strategy in rural areas

As Lok Sabha elections took place in multiple phases, the opposition remained hopeful about winning quite a few seats in rural Maharashtra, with many leaders claiming they would cross the 20-mark figure in the state.

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.