Parthasarathi Biswas


Govt to pay Rs 1,000 per quintal to farmers who registered with Maharashtra, but failed to sell produce
Wed, Jun 20, 2018

The scheme and its implementation will also be studied closely, and if successful, they will be considered as a possible solution to the state’s procurement woes.

Minimum Wages Act: Unions say implementation ‘just on paper’
Mon, Jun 18, 2018

In many cases, workers are either reluctant to file a complaint or they don’t know about their rights, says a labour leader

‘In Pimpri-Chinchwad, small and medium industries can’t expand due to land constraint’
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

A year since the promulgation of the GST, small and medium industries of Pimpri Chinchwad have reported ease in filing of returns. Sandeep Belsare, president of the Pimpri Chinchwad Small and Medium Scale Industries Association, spoke to The Indian Express about the atmosphere in the industrial circles in the region

Sharad Pawar’s ‘turban’ controversy: A brief history of the two pagadis
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Tilak, Gokhale, Ranade had sported it; ‘Pawar had gracefully accepted it’

Pune: A brief history of the two pagadis
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

Historically, the Puneri pagadi, which is associated with the erstwhile Peshwas, has been identified with the “elite and educated classes”.

Maharashtra: To corner out-of-state players, dairies decide to slash milk price
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Dairies in Maharashtra are presently selling milk at the rate of Rs 41-44 per liter. To the farmers, dairies are paying between Rs 17-25 per liter for milk with 3.5 per cent fat and 8.5 per cent solid not fat (SNF).

A not-so-sweet relief: Govt’s scheme for cane farmers benefits traders
Thu, Jun 14, 2018

Sugar prices have soared following the Union government's announcement of a Rs 7,000 crore package for cane growers, but it has failed to uplift the spirit of sugar mills and cane farmers

7 ashramshalas record 100 per cent results: ‘Special curriculum, study camps helped’
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

OF THE 23 residential schools for tribal students under the Integrated Tribal Development Project (ITDP), Ghodegaon, seven have seen 100 per cent results — a significant improvement from last year. The schools have also recorded a significant increase in the average marks obtained by students. Ayush Prasad, project officer of ITDP, Ghodegoan, talks to The Indian Express about the various initiatives they have undertaken.

Sugar prices surge, but quota system stops many millers from cashing in
Sun, Jun 10, 2018

Earlier this week, the central government had announced a Rs 7,000-crore package for the sugar industry. As part of the package, it had fixed Rs 29 per kg as the minimum selling price for sugar and introduced a quota-based system restricting sugar sale. 

Pune dairy farmers reel under low prices
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Since August, dairies have started slashing procurement price for farmers, as they cited a slump in global prices of Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and imposition of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on byproducts.

A month since govt announced special package Dairy farmers continue to reel under effect of low prices
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

A month since the state government announced a special package to help dairy farmers realise better prices for milk, farmers continue to face the effects of low prices.

Earmarked for 2017-18, over Rs 2,000 cr for dairy development yet to be disbursed
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

Nine months after it was set up by the central government, a Rs 10,000-crore fund for the development of the dairy sector is yet to disburse a single paisa. This was revealed in response to an RTI application filed by The Indian Express with NABARD and the National Dairy Development Board.

Maharashtra government announces Rs 1,000 per quintal subsidy for growers of chana, tur
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

By May-end, Maharashtra had recorded procurement of around 1 lakh tonnes of chana and around 3.24 lakh tonnes of tur.

Farmers’ strike, Day 5: Organisers plan to up the ante, dairies fear disruption of supply
Wed, Jun 06, 2018

The nation-wide strike, called by the Rashtriya Kisan Mahasangh from June 1, has so far received a lukewarm response in Maharashtra.

The ailing sugar sector and fall of Solapur’s bank
Mon, Jun 04, 2018

The 100-year-old Solapur DCCB sits at the top of the cooperative credit disbursal pyramid of the district. 

Will stop milk, vegetable supply to cities from June 7 if demands not met: Farmers’ body
Sun, Jun 03, 2018

Office-bearers of the Kisan Samiti said they had given a call for farmers’ strike on last June 1 over demands, including complete farm loan waiver, minimum support price for farm produce as well as implementation of the recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission, among others.

Farmers strike starts in India, sporadic influence in Maharashtra
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Indications have come in that the CPIM backed All India Kisan Sabha might escalate the strike from Saturday.

Maharashtra: Financial crunch, short margin plague sugar mills
Fri, Jun 01, 2018

Short margin is a condition when sugar prices fail to cover the advances given to mills by banks. In such a scenario, mills are required to pay the “shortfall” to banks before sugar sale starts.

A new problem of plenty: Protein excess
Thu, May 31, 2018

Government godowns are, for the first time, bursting at the seams with pulses on record procurement

To boost prices, Centre declares 5 per cent export incentive for onions
Fri, May 25, 2018

Onion prices have crashed in the wholesale markets of Maharashtra due to the bumper crop in the state. This year, Maharashtra reported plantation of over 3.5 lakh hectares of land, instead of the usual 3 lakh hectares.