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  • Panel on doubling farmers' income to submit final report next month Mar 25, 2018 11:32 AM IST

    Panel on doubling farmers' income to submit final report next month

    The Dalwai Committee, set up in April 2016, has already written 14 volumes identifying ways to double farmers' 2015-16 income level, in real terms, in seven years.

  • New schemes in Himachal Pradesh Budget to help farmers double income: Jai Ram Thakur Mar 25, 2018 10:03 AM IST

    New schemes in Himachal Pradesh Budget to help farmers double income: Jai Ram Thakur

    The chief minister was addressing a public meeting at Pakhubela in Una Assembly Constituency.

  • Need to double maize yield to boost farmers' income: Radha Mohan Singh Mar 23, 2018 05:32 PM IST

    Need to double maize yield to boost farmers' income: Radha Mohan Singh

    While there are constrains of land resources, the only option left with farmers is to increase the maize yield, which can be done by adopting advanced hybrids and best agronomic practices, the official said.

  • Policy ensuring MSP 50% higher than production cost to come soon Mar 23, 2018 03:55 PM IST

    Policy ensuring MSP 50% higher than production cost to come soon

    Government think tank Niti Aayog has come out with a draft policy after discussion with states and it will be finalised soon after further deliberations, he added.

  • Maharashtra to seek Rs 3,373 crore from Centre for relief to farmers Mar 22, 2018 06:06 PM IST

    Maharashtra to seek Rs 3,373 crore from Centre for relief to farmers

    Speaking in the Assembly, Patil said the farmers who have suffered more than 33 per cent crop loss due to these pests would get relief under the package.

  • Farmers owe Maharashtra Rs 17,000 cr in power bills for agriculture pumps: CM Devendra Fadnavis Mar 22, 2018 05:49 PM IST

    Farmers owe Maharashtra Rs 17,000 cr in power bills for agriculture pumps: CM Devendra Fadnavis

    Fadnavis also said though the government had initiated the process to recover the pending dues, it has stopped the drive temporarily taking into consideration various hardships being faced by the farmers.

  • Maharashtra govt to ensure procurement of all farm produce: Minister Mar 22, 2018 02:48 PM IST

    Maharashtra govt to ensure procurement of all farm produce: Minister

    State co-operation minister Subhash Deshmukh said in the Legislative Assembly that 12.69 lakh tonne 'tur', 54,000 tonne 'moong' and 5.86 lakh tonne 'udid' (all varieties of pulses grown by farmers) have been procured by the government so far in the financial year 2017-18.

  • 'Agriculture Ministry determined to accomplish goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022' Mar 18, 2018 07:58 PM IST

    'Agriculture Ministry determined to accomplish goal of doubling farmers' income by 2022'

    The Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said that the Centre was working with speed towards doubling farmers' income by 2022.

  • Help government implement farm schemes: Radha Mohan Singh to farmer leaders Mar 17, 2018 06:10 PM IST

    Help government implement farm schemes: Radha Mohan Singh to farmer leaders

    Stating that farmers' welfare has been a priority of the government, Singh said the allocation for agriculture sector has been higher at Rs 2.11 lakh crore in four years of the Modi government.

  • Maharashtra farmers 'reclaim' land acquired by Nirav Modi's firm Mar 17, 2018 05:01 PM IST

    Maharashtra farmers 'reclaim' land acquired by Nirav Modi's firm

    A group of over 200 farmers, who arrived in bullock carts at the tract of land at Khandala in Karjat tehsil, ploughed a part of it using a tractor as a symbolic reclaiming of possession.

  • Decoding why Maharashtra farmers are going to moneylenders despite loan waivers Mar 14, 2018 04:33 PM IST

    Decoding why Maharashtra farmers are going to moneylenders despite loan waivers

    The total crop loans granted by banks in Maharashtra in the current fiscal (April-Feb 2017-18) has reduced by almost 40 percent from the previous fiscal (2016-17).

  • Farm crisis in Maharashtra could further dry up loans to the troubled agri sector Mar 13, 2018 01:55 PM IST

    Farm crisis in Maharashtra could further dry up loans to the troubled agri sector

    Lenders now dread the Maharashtra government’s relent to the protest for a complete loan waiver will lead to more defaults.

  • Last chance for govt to fulfil its promises to farmers: Shiv Sena Mar 13, 2018 12:58 PM IST

    Last chance for govt to fulfil its promises to farmers: Shiv Sena

    Facing the heat from the opposition and ally Shiv Sena, the state government yesterday accepted the agitating farmers' demands, including their right to till forest land.

  • Accept demands of farmers and tribals: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi, Devendra Fadnavis Mar 12, 2018 02:45 PM IST

    Accept demands of farmers and tribals: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi, Devendra Fadnavis

    The mammoth farmers march to Mumbai is a "stunning example of people's power", Gandhi said on Twitter.

  • Maharashtra just the beginning, farmers from across India planning 'mother of all protests' in Delhi Mar 12, 2018 02:34 PM IST

    Maharashtra just the beginning, farmers from across India planning 'mother of all protests' in Delhi

    India’s Northeast has been reeling under farmer crisis caused by land erosion, floods and the general terrain of the land.

  • Govt positive towards farmers' demands: Devendra Fadnavis Mar 12, 2018 01:10 PM IST

    Govt positive towards farmers' demands: Devendra Fadnavis

    Fadnavis was responding to a discussion in the Assembly, initiated by Leader of Opposition Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who lauded the farmers participating in the 'Kisan Long March' for their peaceful protest while demanding a complete loan waiver and compensation for hailstorm and pink bollworm pest attack on crops.

  • Mumbai's Azad Maidan ground turns into sea of red as farmers converge for protest Mar 12, 2018 09:20 AM IST

    Mumbai's Azad Maidan ground turns into sea of red as farmers converge for protest

    The farmers plan to surround the Assembly complex to press for their demands of an unconditional loan waiver, and transfer of forest land to tribal farmers who have been tilling it for years.

  • This govt can't do anything for you: Raj Thackeray to farmers Mar 12, 2018 08:40 AM IST

    This govt can't do anything for you: Raj Thackeray to farmers

    "This government is incapable of doing anything," the MNS chief said, addressing thousands of farmers who rested at Somaiya Ground in Sion area after reaching the city this evening.

  • Shiv Sena extends support to farmers' march against BJP government Mar 10, 2018 06:25 PM IST

    Shiv Sena extends support to farmers' march against BJP government

    Ajit Nawale of the All India Kisan Sabha, which has organised the march, told PTI that senior Sena leader and PWD Minister Eknath Shinde met protesting long march leaders when it entered neighbouring Thane earlier today.

  • 25,000 farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai, demand complete loan waiver Mar 09, 2018 08:20 AM IST

    25,000 farmers march from Nashik to Mumbai, demand complete loan waiver

    They plan to 'gherao' the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha after reaching Mumbai on March 12, said Sunil Malusare of the All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS), which has organised the protest.

  • Govt approves plan to stop farmers burning crop residues Mar 08, 2018 07:55 AM IST

    Govt approves plan to stop farmers burning crop residues

    The cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, approved the plan on Wednesday which aims to stop farmers from burning the crop residues ahead of winter planting.

  • Vasundhara Raje govt extends crop-loan waiver benefits to all farmers as state budget is passed Mar 07, 2018 08:50 AM IST

    Vasundhara Raje govt extends crop-loan waiver benefits to all farmers as state budget is passed

    The budget was passed after Chief Minister Raje gave her reply to the debate on appropriation bill while making several announcements.

  • Maharashtra approves release of Rs 313 cr for hailstorm-hit farmers Mar 05, 2018 09:05 AM IST

    Maharashtra approves release of Rs 313 cr for hailstorm-hit farmers

    A government resolution (GR) to this effect was issued recently, a revenue department official said.

  • Samajwadi Party for CBI probe into Rs 2,300-crore loan waiver to IMFA Feb 20, 2018 08:00 AM IST

    Samajwadi Party for CBI probe into Rs 2,300-crore loan waiver to IMFA

    SP activists led by its state president Rabi Behera staged a demonstration before the CBI state headquarters here and submitted a memorandum to the premier investigation agency.

  • Committed to doubling farmers' income by 2022: Goa Governor Feb 19, 2018 03:52 PM IST

    Committed to doubling farmers' income by 2022: Goa Governor

    Sinha, on arrival for the session, was received by Speaker Pramod Sawant and senior minister and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar, in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who has been hospitalised in Mumbai due to a pancreatic ailment.

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