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Labour trouble looms large over early sugarcane season
Sun, Aug 19, 2018

Mills fear large-scale migration of harvesting labourers to Gujarat, Karnataka

Pune-based Cosmos Bank loses Rs 94 crore in malware attack
Wed, Aug 15, 2018

Rs 78 crore withdrawn in 12,000 ATM transactions in 28 countries, transactions in India worth Rs 2.5 crore

Bumper crop likely this year, efforts on to tap new export market for soy meals
Thu, Jul 26, 2018

The expectation of a bumper crop comes in the backdrop of the Sino-US tariff war, with China clamping down on US imports. China is the largest importer of US soybean, with its average yearly import slated to be as high as 1,000 lakh tonnes.

Pune: Private dairies to build database of farmers
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Rajiv Mitra, managing director of the Satara-based Govind Milk and Milk Products, said the database would be ready in three months. “This will allow for direct benefit transfer as well as bring better transparency in the system,” he said.

Why dairy is in crisis
Tue, Jul 24, 2018

Farmers are getting less for milk, but retail prices are unchanged. Global skimmed milk powder prices are down, as are India’s exports. A way to absorb surplus could be to include milk in mid-day meals scheme.

Maharashtra milk agitation Day 3: Sanghtana plans to intensify protest, CM Fadnavis to meet dairy owners today
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

Led by MP Raju Shetti, the Sanghtana has embarked on a state-wide agitation since Monday to stop the supply of milk to urban areas, to press for its demand for a subsidy of Rs 5 per litre for dairy farmers, to help them tide over the spell of low prices.

Bitter sugar, curdled milk
Thu, Jul 19, 2018

The real problems in these two major farm commodities may surface only after October.

Maharashtra: Protesting tribal students detained in Ahmednagar
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

The students were on the last leg of their long march which had started in Pune last week to protest against the suspension of canteen services in the tribal hostels.

Shetti launches agitation: Milk collection hit, dips by 50%
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghtana members block supply tankers, spill milk on roads. Led by MP Raju Shetti, the sanghtana has called for a supply blockage to urban areas highlighting the low realisations of dairy farmers.

Raju Shetti, milk and the politics of Western Maharashtra
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

This is the second time since 2007 that the MP has taken up the issue of milk pricing but this time Shetti has more than just pricing on his mind.

Dairy farmers disrupt milk supply in Maharashtra, set truck on fire
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Maharashtra Chief Minsiter Devendra Fadnavis disapproved of the agitation launched by milk suppliers and said the government was open for talks on any issue.

Pune: Seeking subsidy, dairy farmers stop milk supply
Mon, Jul 16, 2018

The state government’s announcement for an export subsidy for skimmed milk powder as well as dairies, increasing the procurement price by Rs 3 for farmers, had failed to resolve the crisis.

Maharashtra: Milk farmers’ unions demand direct subsidy
Thu, Jul 12, 2018

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, a farmer’s body led by MP Raju Shetti, has said it will go ahead with the plan to stop milk supply to Mumbai and Pune from July 16.

Rising demand for chemical-free produce, farmers encouraged to adopt new practice
Mon, Jul 09, 2018

At the weekly markets, groups that practice chemical-free farming have been given banners depicting the whole process through photographs.

Pune: Farm distress, loan waiver weigh on warkaris’ minds
Sun, Jul 08, 2018

Before the Lok Sabha and state elections in 2014, many leaders of the warkari community had actively campaigned for the BJP. However, four years later, some of the community leaders seemed to have second thoughts.

GST will prove beneficial in the long term, some issues with rural players: Shrikant Paranjape
Sun, Jul 01, 2018

On the eve of the first anniversary of the introduction of the GST, The Indian Express speaks to Shrikant Paranjape, president, CREDAI Pune Metro, to understand the journey so far.

Maharashtra: As alternate markets take off, wholesale markets lose business
Fri, Jun 29, 2018

Three years since the deregulation, data shows that wholesale mandis have started reporting an almost 50 per cent dip in their business, in terms of arrivals as well as turnover.

In times of surplus, milk is no longer honey
Thu, Jun 28, 2018

Even the best-run dairies are being forced to slash procurement prices paid to farmers

Pune, Nashik SIC benches face backlog of over 16,000 cases
Wed, Jun 27, 2018

One of the major reasons behind the backlog is that the post of State Information Commissioner at the Nashik bench has been vacant for 13 months. The Pune State Information Commissioner, Ravindra Jadhav, holds dual charges of both State Information Commissions.

Multiple agitations, ‘parasite’ students: Why Maharashtra switched to DBT system in tribal hostels
Wed, Jul 11, 2018

Instead of canteen facility, state provides direct cash transfers; The Indian Express looks into the many complaints, letters and issues that led to the decision.

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