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Maharashtra: ‘Kharif season will see rise in workforce in rural parts of state,’ says Dadasaheb Bhuse
Sat, May 30, 2020

Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Dadasaheb Bhuse says Covid-19 has thrown new challenges in the agriculture sector due to the migrant exodus. He talks to The Indian Express about the state’s preparedness for kharif season.

BJP not in a hurry, govt will fall on its own: Fadnavis
Wed, May 27, 2020

Former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis claimed that the theory of BJP trying to dislodge the government was a ploy to divert people's attention from serious issues. “The purpose is to mislead and hide their own shortcomings,” he said.

Maharashtra: Enrollment under NREGA picks up amid reverse migration, lockdown
Sun, May 24, 2020

While enrollment under MGNREGA between March and June, the pre-monsoon period, is generally higher across the state, absence of drought and an extended lockdown had meant a poor response for the scheme till mid-April.

Fund crunch to impact critical irrigation projects despite strong labour force at work
Sat, May 09, 2020

The 2020-21 budget allocation for water resources department is Rs. 10, 235 crore. The total number of ongoing irrigation projects in the state are 313 and the funds required to complete them are Rs 1.09 lakh crore.

Maharashtra: Policy to get small, marginal farmers back into institutional credit system main task ahead
Mon, May 04, 2020

The government plans to disburse crop loan worth Rs 74,000 crore in 2020-21. But if small and marginal farmers are not brought into the fold of the credit system, they will not be able to take any advantage of the new crop loan.

Maharashtra: 40 lakh cotton growers stare at uncertain future as lockdown halts procurement
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

Till March 22, the CCI and MSCCF together procured cotton — CCI has procured 90 lakh quintal and MSCCF 54 lakh quintal — from 1.66 lakh farmers, data obtained from cooperative department states.

Coronavirus outbreak: ‘Evolve policy to give migrants identity,’ says Prof R B Bhagat
Sun, Apr 19, 2020

“While migrants have been used as a segment by political parties to divide the society to consolidate their votebanks during elections, incorporating their contribution in development and bringing them into the mainstream remains unaddressed,” said Prof R B Bhagat

Maharashtra’s first economic dole: Rs 2,000 cash for 12 lakh construction workers
Sun, Apr 19, 2020

"... the government has decided to give Rs 2,000 to every registered worker in the building and construction sector. It will benefit more than 12 lakh workers,” said Labour Minister Dilip Walse-Patil.

Coronavirus lockdown: Milind Kamble highlights the plight of jobless Dalit workers
Mon, Apr 13, 2020

While the community has been flooded with “dos” and “don’ts” on how to observe Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14, the government has not addressed the crucial question of how these workers are going to feed themselves and their families, Milind Kamble said.

Maharashtra: Pre-monsoon sowing hit as fresh crop loans disbursement comes to standstill in rural areas
Sun, Apr 12, 2020

Under the Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Shetkari Karj Yojna, the state government had announced a loan waiver of up to Rs 2 lakh for farmers.

Maharashtra: Water stock in dams at 53.65% in April, up from 26.95% last year
Mon, Apr 06, 2020

After five years of recurrent drought, Maharashtra seems to be set for a summer with little or no water woes bringing much relief to farmers in Marathwada and Vidarbha.

Coronavirus in Maharashtra: Uddhav says ‘don’t venture out, not vacation’
Sat, Mar 21, 2020

Coronavirus update: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said that essential services, including supply of foodgrains, milk and medicines as well as the banking sector will continue to operate.

Maharashtra: Irrigation backlog in four districts – Governor asks govt to set aside Rs 1,500 cr
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

According to a report released by the Governor’s Office, “The backlog in physical terms, as assessed by the Indicators and Backlog Committee, now exists in four districts of the state — Amravati, Akola, Washim and Buldhana."

Maharastra govt farm loan waiver, crop loss sops to cost Rs 37,000 crore
Sat, Mar 07, 2020

Proposes to replace BJP govt’s Jalyukta Shivar Abhiyan with CM Water Conservation Scheme

Maharashtra: 19,655 villages drought-free in five years of Jalyukta Shiva
Fri, Mar 06, 2020

Jalyukta Shivar, which was initiated as its pet project by former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP government in 2015 to tackle drought, also created water storage capacity of 26.52 TMC (thousand million cubic feet) in the state.

Maharashtra: BJP to introduce resolution on Savarkar today
Wed, Feb 26, 2020

According to sources, the BJP’s move is aimed at exposing the “rift” in the MVA alliance. The BJP, sources said, reckons that the Sena will find itself in a catch-22 situation on the controversial issue as the Congress and the NCP disagree over conferring the Bharat Ratna on Savarkar.

Maharashtra: Water stock in 3,267 dams rises to over 63%
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

964 dams in drought-hit Marathwada region show quantum jump in water stock, from 9.01% to 55.24%.

Sharad Pawar should seek probe into Sambhaji Bhide’s role: Prakash Ambedkar
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

“The silence of the Maharashtra government over Sambhaji Bhide, who played a crucial role in the riots at Koregaon Bhima, is shocking. Instead of raising a hue and cry over the Elgaar Parishad probe, Sharad Pawar should demand action against Bhide,” Ambedkar told The Indian Express.

International study centre better than tallest statue for Dalit icon: VBA chief Prakash Ambedkar
Wed, Jan 22, 2020

“The greatness of B R Ambedkar cannot be measured with the height of a statue. It is a futile exercise undertaken by successive governments to serve their politics,” Prakash Ambedkar told The Indian Express.

Centre will make attempts to ensure Ambedkar memorial in UK is not closed down: Athawale
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

Athawale said, “The local civic body has raised some objections as the Ambedkar memorial is in residential premises. The local civic body Queens Council should address the matter to ensure the memorial is not scrapped. The UK government should also overrule the objection against the memorial.”

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