Free Press Journal
  • Protesting Maharashtra farmers caned on I-Day

    Mumbai: Maharashtra farmers protesting against the non-implementation of the farm loans waiver package were caned on Tuesday in some parts of the state. Many others were arrested, a farmer leader said.

  • Maharashtra farmers to block all highways today

    Mumbai: Even though the state government has announced an unprecedented loan waiver, the farmers’ steering committee decided to block movement of vehicles on state and National highways on Monday in the morning hours. The committee took the decision of ‘chakka jam’ in protest against the failure of implementing the loan waiver sche-me. It has also announced that no minister would be allowed to hoist the Tricolour on Independence Day across the state.

  • Indore: Dry spell worries farmers

    Indore: The dry spell in district has become a cause of concern for farmers as it may hit sowing. With delay in rain, temperature in city has also increased as the day temperature hovered 29 degrees Celsius while the night temperature stuck to 22 degrees Celsius. City has witnessed close to average rainfall so far but July was the driest month in last five years. Winds blowing with a speed

  • Bhopal: Vikas Samwad report holds govt responsible for farmers’ plight

    Bhopal: In last six years agriculture growth rate has reached 48 per cent, but the poor condition of farmers has also increased manifolds, because the government has not arranged storing capacity and other important facilities for them. The facts came out in the White Paper issued by social organisation Vikas Samwad, here on Wednesday. In the report various aspects of farming and farmers were studied. It is found that from

  • Bhopal: Farmers raise issues in Kisan Sansad

    Bhopal: “The recommendations that came in Kisan Sansad will be incorporated in Farmer’s Manifesto and it will be circulated to each and every farmer of the state,” informed Devendra Sharma, an agriculture economist, while speaking in the Kisan Sansad organised by Vichar Madhya Pradesh, here on Wednesday. Office bearers of various farmers’ organisations and farmers participated in the programme. The motive was to discuss problems and proposed work plan for

  • Nashik: Onion prices rising over shortage

    Nashik: Onion prices are rising and may continue to be high till November when the next crop arrives, market sources in Nashik said on Tuesday. “The rates have increased by Rs 200 per quintal due to rains as farmers cannot offload their stored crop and bring it to the APMC yard,” stated Lasalgaon Agriculture Produce Market Committee (APMC) chairman Jaydatt Holkar.

  • Mumbai: Rs 297-crore loan waiver scheme of 2009 under government’s scanner

    Mumbai: The state finance ministry has taken a serious note of the Rs. 297 crore expenditure for loan waiver in 2009 in Mumbai handed out to unknown farmers. The ministry has warned banks, including Mumbai District Central Cooperative (DCC) bank and nationalised banks, and asked them to furnish name of beneficiaries in the state or repay it from their own balance sheets.

  • Strong agricultural reform needed without delay

    Incidentally, Maharashtra, Andhra, Telangana, UP and Karnataka have among the most debt-trapped farmers. Maharashtra has always seen the highest number of farm suicides every year.

  • Bhopal: 75% of onion stock procured last year was destroyed: Government

    Bhopal: The government had bought 10.40 lakh quintals of onions last year from the farmers at MSP. Of it, only 2.78 lakh quintals could be sold and the remaining 7.62 lakh quintals were destroyed as it was unfit for human consumption, minister for cooperatives Vishwas Sarang told the House on Monday in reply to a question by Shailendra Patel. Sarang said that the government has drawn appropriate lessons from the

  • Bhopal: Can Rs 40 crores end woes of farmers, asks Congress

    Bhopal: A meagre amount of Rs 40 crore has been allocated for the farmers, can this amount bring an end to agrarian crisis and will it check the number of farmer’s suicides in the state, asked Congress MLA Sunderlal Tiwari while debating on supplementary budget in assembly on Monday. The supplementary budget of Rs 5,059 crore was presented in the state assembly on July 20 for the approvals. The Assembly

  • Loan waiver: Substantial amount under supplementary demands

    Mumbai: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis disclosed that the supplementary demands that will be tabled on the very first of monsoon session of the state assembly will have provision of at least half of the total burden of the recently announced loan waiver for farmers.

  • Opposition targets govt over agrarian crisis, farmers’ suicide

    New Delhi: Opposition members in Rajya Sabha today strongly raised the issue of agrarian crisis in the country, saying farmers were being forced to do distress sale of crops in the face of cheaper zero-duty imports.

  • Bhopal: Debts also behind farmer suicides, admits Home Minister

    BHOPAL: Farmers in the state are committing suicide due to debts also, home minister Bhupendra Singh said while talking to media persons here on Tuesday. He said farmers took loan from moneylenders, who then pressured them to repay the money.

  • Bhopal: Drug peddlers blamed for violence during farmers’ stir

    Bhopal: The Madhya Pradesh government on Tuesday blamed drug peddlers and anti-social elements for the violence during the farmers’ stir in Mandsaur district, where five peasants were killed in police firing last month.

  • Ujjain: Government sells huge stocks of onions at rock bottom prices

    Ujjain: The state government auctioned huge stocks up to 484 metric tonnes of onion at Rs 551 per quintal, which was purchased by farmers at a minimum support price of Rs 800 per quintal on Monday. According to mandi committee president, Bahadursingh Bormundla, 484 metric tonnes of onions were sold at Rs 551 per quintal, to Rameshwar Amolak Chand Kumawat, while 377 metric tonnes of onions were sold at Rs

  • Ujjain: Farmers must link Aadhar to bank a/c by July 31: SBI

    Ujjain: Regional manager of State Bank of India, Rajesh Chaurey has called upon farmers to link their bank accounts to their aadhar numbers by July 31, to avail benefits of the ‘Pradhan Mantri fasal beema yojana’.