May 16, 2022 9:50 am
The former MP from Hatkanangle said they wanted a law along the lines of the Minimum Wages Act, which will allow farmers to have the legal cover to get MSP in markets.
April 06, 2022 7:26 am
Making the announcement at the Sanghatana's state executive meeting in Kolhapur, Shetti said the MVA has let down farmers and consistently ignored their demands.
April 05, 2022 6:35 pm
The latest trigger for Shetti's resentment is the government's decision to pay fair and remunerative prices (FRP) to sugarcane farmers in two installments instead of the ongoing practice of paying in a single instalment.
March 18, 2022 3:59 pm
"A majority of the party office-bearers and workers are of the view that continuing with the MVA is detrimental to their political image,"said Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana founder-president Raju Shetti.
January 30, 2022 10:03 pm
The state government had recently justified its decision taken in the cabinet to open sale of wine in supermarkets by saying that it would bring higher remuneration to farmers as “wine is made from various fruits, cereals and food grains”.
December 11, 2021 3:47 am
According to Shetti, "The Maharashtra government should make licence mandatory for traders procuring produce from farmers. At present there is no mechanism to check exploitation of farmers by traders."
October 20, 2021 9:50 am
Addressing a large crowd of cane growers, Shetti pointed to the robust sugar prices, which will allow mills to easily pay farmers well above the government declared FRP of Rs 2,900 per tonne of cane at basic recovery of 10 per cent.
October 19, 2021 8:50 am
One of the biggest problems facing the canegrowers from Maharashtra and Karnataka is the damage caused to the standing crop in the floods, said farmer leader and former MP Raju Shetti
September 26, 2021 4:07 pm
The SSS also threatened to agitate against the Maharashtra government's decision to amend the Sugarcane Control Order, 1966. The amendments will allow sugar mills to pay fair and remuneration price (FRP) in installments.
September 03, 2021 7:22 pm
There was no promise made... it was decided between Sharad Pawar and I," said Shetti while expressing his anger over the possibility of his name being dropped.