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The current monsoon strength seems to be covering up for the scanty and scattered pattern till now and a lag effect might be observed in Q2 FY19
Yadav labelled farmer distress an important issue for the election and said farmers now know how to hold leaders responsible
A study noted that Indian domestic market regulations and trade policies have played a big role in depressing farmers’ incomes.
MSP is a short term eye wash which can be called a myopic solution to the agrarian distress.
The move could benefit farmers, based on the harvest output, but experts warn that the move may stoke inflation, hike interest rates and/or widen fiscal deficit
In the next two years, ICRISAT will work in the state's dryland farming areas with 6,100 smallholder farmers, 2,000 of whom are women.
CM Fadnavis says "peak time for kharif crops" means farmers will need funds faster.
"Farmers have contributed immensely in transforming our nation into an exporter of food grains and we owe a lot to them," Venkaiah Naidu.
As many as 2000 ponds are being renovated this year to increase irrigation facilities, Das said, adding that 6 lakh small ponds were dug in the state last year.
Continuing his outreach programme of direct interaction with beneficiaries of his pet schemes, Modi spoke to farmers from over 600 districts via video-conferencing, highlighting the government interventions right from seeds to market that is aimed at addressing farm distress.
Eighty-eight prisoners, who are farmers and lodged in Nagpur and Nashik central jails, were encouraged to apply for loan waiver under the scheme announced in June last year by the state government.
Agriculture and related issues are turning into major electoral issues in the state, which is going to polls later this year
The government was contemplating the creation of farmers' societies under the Societies Act to service farm machinery.
The situation arose in the wake of steep fall in sugar prices due to a glut in the market on record production.
According to sources in Cooperation department, at least 1.5 lakh more farmers could be benefitted due to the new deadline.
A unanimous decision to hike rates comes with a dovish undertone
The minimum selling price of the sugar could hover around Rs 30-32 per kg, a source in know of the matter told Moneycontrol.
Two reasons can be attributed to the abysmal state of affairs in crop insurance. One is operational and second is fiscal in general and financial in particular.
The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Level Banking Committee (SLBC), chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and attended by NABARD and the Reserve Bank officials here.
This move is expected to reduce the farmers' dependence on private, informal moneylenders since there is a high risk of exploitation when borrowing from them.
There has been no contribution from the Centre to the Congress-led government's Rs 8,500 crore contribution in farm loan waivers, Gandhi said on Twitter.
According to industry estimates, sugar mills owe arrears to the tune of nearly Rs 20,000 crore to the farmers.
As per the state government's primary survey, the pink bollworm and other pests last year affected cotton crop on 34 lakh hectares of land as against the total cultivation on 43 lakh hectares.