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Cotton prices improve in Maharashtra, but exports remain a concern
Wed, Dec 11, 2019

Cotton growers say the prices have gone up mainly due to the increased demand for cotton seed cake.

After record high of Rs 100 per kg, onion prices cool down across Maharashtra
Tue, Dec 10, 2019

A steep rise in wholesale and retail prices in the past few weeks had foxed the authorities as well as the markets. Trade sources now say the price hike noted in some markets towards the end of November and early December might have been artificial.

Maharashtra: Permission pending, 15 sugar mills unable to start ethanol production
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

In September this year, the central government had unveiled a new pricing policy for ethanol.

Integrated pest management conquers a dreaded pest, saves farmers from bankruptcy
Mon, Dec 09, 2019

In 2017-18, pink bollworm (PBW) infestation had led to high losses for farmers.

No sign of flush season this year, production of milk drops across Maharashtra
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

According to industry sources, Maharashtra’s per day milk collection at present is about 1.10 crore litres, much lower than the average collection of 1.40 crore litres in December last year.

As onion prices keep up heat, Amit Shah holds meet to take stock
Fri, Dec 06, 2019

On Thursday, retail prices of onion was Rs 160 per kg in Chennai, Rs 150 per kg in Pune, Rs 140 per kg in Mumbai, and Rs 100 per kg in Delhi, according to data on the National Horticulture Board portal.

Maharashtra: Loan waiver likely, but will cost govt over Rs 1 lakh cr
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

The bigger challenge before the government would be raising enough capital to finance the scheme. The precarious condition of the state’s exchequer may make implementation of the scheme difficult, said sources.

Will pyaaz do in Jharkhand what dal did in Bihar?
Thu, Dec 05, 2019

Onion has three production seasons: Kharif (transplanting in July-August and harvesting in October-December), late-kharif (October-November and January-March) and rabi (December- January and April-May).

Maharashtra: Higher prices drive farmers to opt for open markets over govt procurement centres
Wed, Dec 04, 2019

In Maharashtra, the government procurement agencies, including Maharashtra Cooperative Marketing Federation, Vidarbha Cooperative Marketing Federation and MahaFPC, were entrusted to procure moong, urad and soya bean at government-notified minimum support price (MSP).

Explained: Why sugar crushing season operations in Maharashtra may never be the same
Mon, Dec 02, 2019

Starting this season, officers of the Sugar Commissionerate will publish Harvesting and Transportation (HnT) charges of individual mills in an area. How it will impact the millers and why are they apprehensive?

Onion prices cross Rs 100 per kg in Mumbai, hover at Rs 90 per kg in Pune
Fri, Nov 29, 2019

The present price comes at a time when around 4,500 tonnes of imported onions have reached the Indian shores from Egypt. A senior official of the ministry of agriculture said more onion is expected to reach the Indian markets later in December.

Maharashtra: Solapur’s pomegranate growers seek a new ‘Bhagwa’
Thu, Nov 28, 2019

Maharashtra accounts for 1.3 lakh hectares out of the country’s 1.8 lakh hectares area under pomegranate. However, frequent droughts have turned the story upside down in the current decade.

Maharashtra: 15 mills start crushing operations, but sugar bowl waits for higher cane price
Wed, Nov 27, 2019

Most of the mills in the sugar bowl districts of Kolhapur and Sangli are, however, yet to start their operations, as a final decision on cane pricing is yet to be arrived here.

Explained: Why cane growers are protesting in Maharashtra’s sugar belt, again
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

Here's why the agitation for higher cane prices has become a near-permanent feature during Maharashtra’s crushing season.

Maharashtra govt formation: ‘Shameful that farmers being invoked to justify lust for power’
Sun, Nov 24, 2019

The spotlight was back on farmers Saturday as Ajit, soon after taking the oath, told mediapersons that he chose to go with the BJP for government formation in the state so that the problems faced by the farmers are resolved at the earliest.

Sugarcane agitation turns violent, protesters set 10 trucks on fire
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

Now, all eyes are on the Oosh Parishad, or cane conclave, to be held in Kolhapur on Saturday, where Shetti is expected to announce the union’s demand about cane prices for the current season.

Maharashtra: Cane protest turns violent, protesters set fire to 10 trucks
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

The Sanghtana, led by former MP Raju Shetti, started the agitation about a week ago to demand better realisation for cane farmers. The union has asked mills not to start their operations till a decision is made about cane pricing for the upcoming season.

Ethanol as solution loses spirit
Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Mills are finding it more profitable to supply to liquor makers than oil marketing companies.

Maharashtra Guv Koshyari holds meeting in Mumbai, cane crushing to start from Nov 22
Wed, Nov 20, 2019

This season, Maharashtra is set to crush 580 lakh tonnes of cane and produce around 58 lakh tonnes of sugar. Maharashtra’s cane acreage has dipped from 11.01 lakh hectares in 2018-19 to 8.53 lakh hectares.

Maharashtra: Sangli, Kolhapur mills brace for rough start to crushing season
Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Maharashtra’s cane crushing season is expected to start on November 25 — making it the most delayed start ever.

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