Mar 25, 2018 11:32 AM IST
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.
- Mar 25, 2018 10:03 AM IST
The chief minister was addressing a public meeting at Pakhubela in Una Assembly Constituency.
- Mar 23, 2018 05:32 PM IST
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.
- Mar 23, 2018 03:55 PM IST
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.
- Mar 22, 2018 06:06 PM IST
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.
- Mar 22, 2018 05:49 PM IST
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.
- Mar 22, 2018 02:48 PM IST
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.
- Mar 18, 2018 07:58 PM IST
The Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare said that the Centre was working with speed towards doubling farmers' income by 2022.
- Mar 17, 2018 06:10 PM IST
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.
- Mar 17, 2018 05:01 PM IST
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.
- Mar 14, 2018 04:33 PM IST
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).
- Mar 13, 2018 01:55 PM IST
Lenders now dread the Maharashtra government’s relent to the protest for a complete loan waiver will lead to more defaults.
- Mar 13, 2018 12:58 PM IST
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.
- Mar 12, 2018 02:45 PM IST
The mammoth farmers march to Mumbai is a "stunning example of people's power", Gandhi said on Twitter.
- Mar 12, 2018 02:34 PM IST
India’s Northeast has been reeling under farmer crisis caused by land erosion, floods and the general terrain of the land.
- Mar 12, 2018 01:10 PM IST
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.
- Mar 12, 2018 09:20 AM IST
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.
- Mar 12, 2018 08:40 AM IST
"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.
- Mar 10, 2018 06:25 PM IST
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.
- Mar 09, 2018 08:20 AM IST
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.
- Mar 08, 2018 07:55 AM IST
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.
- Mar 07, 2018 08:50 AM IST
The budget was passed after Chief Minister Raje gave her reply to the debate on appropriation bill while making several announcements.
- Mar 05, 2018 09:05 AM IST
A government resolution (GR) to this effect was issued recently, a revenue department official said.
- Feb 20, 2018 08:00 AM IST
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.
- Feb 19, 2018 03:52 PM IST
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.