Of the 11.50 lakh litres of milk it collects daily, Gokul dairy said, it was forced to covert around 1 lakh litres into SMP. “This is an improvement from the situation in April- May, when our sales had dipped by 2-2.5 lakh litres per day,” he said.
Other than Devendra Fadnavis, the delegation had BJP MLA Jaykumar Gore, Dhananjay Mahadik, Harshvardhan Patil, and others. While Gore and Patil joined the BJP from the Congress just before the Assembly elections, Mahadik has joined the BJP from the NCP.
During the previous lockdowns, the FPCs had ensured supplies were kept intact. It is expected that this time around, they will be roped in for the same. Satish Soni, director, marketing, said they are waiting for the orders to set the chain in motion.
Germination failure stumped farmers in Maharashtra, who took advantage of the timely advent of the monsoon and easy availability of labour to accelerate sowing operations. But soon they started reporting germination failure due to which they were forced to sow again.
The Aadhaar-authenticated process came to a standstill during the first phase of a countrywide lockdown in March. Around 18.96 lakh farmers had received waiver worth Rs 11,999.1 crore with another 11.16 lakh farmers waiting to receive their waiver.
Dairies convert excess milk stock into anhydrous SMP and white butter to be supplement their needs. Prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, dairies had reported a shortfall in daily procurement and SMP stock had almost dropped to zero.
For the last three years, banks in Maharashtra have reported low levels of financing to the agricultural sector. Repeated loan waivers and droughts had disturbed the credit cycle of the state, which had seen banks failing to meet the targets assigned to them to finance the farm sector.
As many as 58 of the 102 cooperative mills in the state have faced problems in raising capital due to their negative net disposable resource (NDR), ahead of what is expected to be a bumper crop season.
Right from the beginning of the oil marketing season last November, concerns had surfaced about the quality of soyabean seeds. Unseasonal rain in October and November had affected the quality of the seed, which had put a question mark over seed availability and quality for the current season.
With the stoppage of imports from Bangladesh at the land ports between two countries in West Bengal coming to a halt, Indian exporters fear this would affect their prospects to one of the biggest markets of Indian cotton.
“The small stalls or restaurants who sustain mainly on takeaway can survive but sit-in establishments can’t operate like this,” said Ganesh Shetty, president of Pune Restaurants and Hoteliers Association (PRAHA).
By June 14, almost all of Maharashtra was covered by the monsoon, with drought-prone Marathwada and Vidarbha regions reporting its onset even earlier. The state has already received 178 mm of rainfall, as against the 166.1 mm it normally receives by this time of the year.
Growers in some parts of the state have blamed inferior quality of seed, while in some cases, insufficient soil moisture is being blamed for the failure of the seed to germinate. Agriculture Commissioner Suhas Diwase confirmed the problem but said it is restricted to some talukas of particular districts.
Growers in some parts of the state have blamed inferior quality of seed, while in some cases, insufficient soil moisture is being blamed. Agriculture Commissioner Suhas Diwase confirmed the problem but said it is restricted to some talukas of particular districts.
The financial results of the bank show that the bank has reported record disbursal of loans worth Rs 20,817 crore, the highest in the history of the bank. Similarly, the bank has reported total business of Rs 41,666 crore, again a record high.