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    Automatic weather system comes as a boon for Maharashtra farmers

    Mumbai: Farmers, who are often at the receiving end of unpredictable weather, will now get detailed information about the climatic conditions in their area, thus allowing them better crop management and damage prevention. This is going to be possible as the Maharashtra government has commissioned 2,060 automatic weather stations (AWS) in as many revenue circles, to provide real time weather-related information to farmers up to the village level.

  • Bhopal: Union minister Radha Mohan Singh reviews welfare plans for farmers

    Bhopal: Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh on Friday reviewed the progress of various developmental schemes by the Centre. The schemes included Food Security Mission, Gokul Gram, RKVY, Integrated Farming, Rainfed Area Development and ENAM.

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    Mumbai: Don’t give up land for bullet train, MNS chief Raj Thackeray tells farmers

    Mumbai: MNS chief Raj Thackeray today appealed the farmers in Maharashtra not to give up their land for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project. Addressing a public rally at Vasai in neighbouring Palghar district, Thackeray said, “People here should not sell their land for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train, as well as for the Mumbai-Vadodara expressway.

  • A one-size-fits-all approach is harming farmers

    Popular narratives paint the Indian farmer with a broad brush. The dominant image is that of a farmer—male, of course—gazing benevolently at his vast fields laden with lush crops—the image created by Bollywood.

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    Maharashtra: Congress slams government for ‘frequent’ changes to loan waiver scheme

    Mumbai: The opposition Congress on Thursday slammed the BJP-led Maharashtra government for “frequently altering” the contours of the loan waiver scheme since its launch in June last year. Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) spokesperson Sachin Sawant said the state government was never serious about the implementation of the loan waiver. The Congress also questioned the state government’s claim about the number of beneficiary farmers.

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    Mumbai DP-2034 designates specific space for farmers to sell vegetables

    Mumbai: Farmers market a day in a week will be allowed in designated areas. Recently, few farmers threw away their vegetables at the Mantralya gate and alleged BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials and local politicians did not allow them to sell vegetables and demanded bribe. The state marketing ministry has promoted open vegetable market once in a week at specific areas. As the area will be earmarked in Development Plan (DP) 2034,

  • Maharashtra: Additional 4 lakh farmers to get benefit of loan waiver

    Mumbai: The state cabinet fulfilled demand of Maharashtra Kisan Sabha to include farmers between 2001 to 2009 in the loan waiver scheme. It will benefit an additional 4 lakh farmers. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said, the cabinet has decided to include farmers who were not included in loan waiver scheme in 2008 scheme of the Union government and in state government’s 2008 loan waiver scheme.

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    Maharashtra: Over 24K govt officials applied for crop loan waiver

    Mumbai: More than 24,000 government officials were found to have applied for the Maharashtra government’s Rs 34,000 crore crop loan waiver scheme, even though they were clearly not eligible as per the norms. “More than one lakh applications were filed by people who do not comply with some or other criteria. Surprisingly, 24,221 of them were state government officials,” a senior government official said on Thursday.

  • Maharashtra: Four farmers from Parbhani district attempt to commit suicide

    Mumbai: Disappointed with the district administration, which had ignored the demand of villagers to probe corruption in 22 cement dams and water supply schemes, four farmers residing in Manoli and Manwat tehsil of Parbhani district on Thursday attempted to commit suicide. They have been admitted at the government hospital in Parbhani. The incident took place when CM Devendra Fadnavis and Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport, were on a tour of

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    Maharashtra government to start Rs 5084 crore power distribution scheme for farmers

    Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Tuesday approved a scheme to provide electricity connection through a High Voltage Distribution System (HVDS) to farmers for their agriculture pumps. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Power Minister Chandrashekhhar Bawankule told reporters.

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    Maharashtra: Marathwada villagers wage war on drought

    Beed: Hundreds of people from 15 villages in Maharashtra’s Beed district are braving blazing Sun to wage a war on perennial water crisis in Marathwada, one of the most arid regions of the state.

  • Rains lash many places in Punjab, Haryana; farmers worried

    Chandigarh: Rains lashed many places in Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh today, increasing the woes of farmers who fear damage to wheat crop. According to the MeT office here, rains lashed Amritsar, Kharar, Muktsar, Kapurthala, Sangrur, Adampur, Pathankot, Talwandi Sabo, Anandpur Sahib, Dhuri, Faridkot and Nangal in Punjab.

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    Maharashtra government yet to pay Rs 480 crore to tur daal farmers

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has yet to pay Rs 480 crore to tur daal (red gram) farmers following the procurement, an official said here today. The government started purchasing tur daal from farmers on February 1. “The government had planned to make the entire payment of Rs 780 crore at one go, but it was no feasible. We could transfer only Rs 300 crore into the bank accounts of farmers so far.

  • Ujjain: Cong men hand memorandum against MPEB officials

    Ujjain: Congressmen handed over a memorandum in the name of Governor against the atrocities being done by the Madhya Pradesh Electricity Board (MPEB) officials on common people and farmers in the home town of the energy minister. In the demonstration led by District Congress Committee (DCC) president, Anantanarayana Meena, Congressmen also warned that if the MPEB officials did not stop their atrocities, then the Congress would stage large scale protests.