Centre's farm laws, non-execution of Forest Rights Act insidiously linked, say Maharashtra's Adivasi farmers at Azad Maidan
Along with roadblocks caused due to lack of ownership of land, Adivasi farmers in Maharashtra also faced massive losses of crop due to excessive rains and floods in 2019 and 2020, for which they are yet to receive compensation
Farmers' protests: Unions propose 29 Dec for talks but want MSP, repeal of laws on agenda; group from Maharashtra reaches Delhi
RLP convenor Hanuman Beniwal also announced his exit from the BJP-led NDA, and ex-Lok Sabha MP and BJP leader Harinder Singh Khalsa resigned from the party over the farm laws
Kisan Sabha warns of agitation across Maharashtra if no relief given to rain-hit farmers, condemns detention of PJP MLA Bacchu Kadu
Farmers from across Maharashtra will launch an agitation if they are not provided immediate relief and assistance for crop damage due to unseasonal rains, the Akhil Bharatiya Kisan Sabha said on Thursday
Ahead of Maharashtra poll results, state revenue minister Sanjay Rathod says farm loan waiver was counter-productive, blames nationalised banks
Shiv Sena leader and Minister Of State for Revenue Sanjay Rathod spoke about the manner in which farm loan waiver were imposed by the Maharashtra government, and its consequences. Rathod conceded that the implementation could have been better, and it might hamper the ruling alliance in the Assembly elections.
Maharashtra polls: Yavatmal's Adivasi farmers 'prepared to fight' as govt's promise to fix land rights issue falls flat
Around 30,000 farmers from various parts of the state, including Yavatmal in Vidarbha, covered a distance of 180 kilometres from Nashik to Mumbai on foot, with the aim to gherao the Legislative Assembly building and press their demand for the full implementation of FRA, and also of the loan waiver the government had promised in 2017
With agricultural finances stalled, Nanded banks say Fadnavis-led Maharashtra govt worsened credit crisis with shoddy farm loan waiver plan
The virtual non-delivery of farm loan waiver, and the repercussions that followed, will play a crucial role when Maharashtra goes to polls on 21 October, believes former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and a prominent Congress leader from Nanded, Ashok Chavan.
Maharashtra Assembly election 2019: Marathas happy with BJP's quota move in Marathwada, cite decreasing farm income
Over a year after the Maratha agitators took to the streets of various cities in Maharashtra to press for a host of demands, the Maharashtra government has only partially succeeded in placating them
Only 39% of crop loan disbursement target met in poll-bound Aurangabad; farmers seek private lenders as banks, political parties play blame game
In May 2019, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis okayed a 4.24 lakh crore annual credit plan, which included Rs 87,000-crore credit plan for agriculture. He urged the banks to give maximum loans to farmers by being sensitive in order to achieve the target.
Daily Bulletin: SC to hear plea on 'attacks' on Kashmiri students, CoA to decide on Pak boycott at World Cup, day's top stories
Today's top stories: The Supreme Court will hear a plea on the attack on Kashmiri students; the CoA will meet to decide if India should boycott Pakistan in the cricket World Cup, PM Modi will receive the Seoul Peace Prize, and more.
Farmers' march: Maharashtra govt's 'lukewarm' response cause for repeated protests; drought relief, MSP hike demands unmet
The farmers' march from Thane to Mumbai also comes amid many similar rallies being held in other parts of the country, including the 'Kisan Kranti Yatra' on 23 September and the protest led by the Congress' farmers' cell on 23 October.
Over 20,000 Maharashtra farmers begin protest march from Thane to Mumbai; demands include drought compensation, loan waiver
The farmers protest is being led by the Lok Sangharsh Morcha (LSM). Swaraj Abhiyan chief and former AAP leader Yogendra Yadav and conservationist Dr Rajendra Singh will also be at the forefront of the protests
Sugarcane emerges as likely culprit in drought-hit Marathwada; growing cultivation of cash crop depleted groundwater
Sugarcane requires 2,500mm of water and rainfall in Marathwada is between 500-700mm. The remaining 80 percent of water has been pumped out of groundwater for years now, causing a depletion of groundwater level so much that there is no water left to pump out, say experts
'Don't know how we'll manage': Facing drought, villagers in Maharashtra's Marathwada left scrounging for water
This year, Marathwada received 534 millimeters of rain against the region average of 682.9 millimeters
'Two meals a day and water will be our Diwali,' say Marathwada farmers as drought turns festival of lights into low-key affair
For farmers in Marathwada region of Maharashtra, Diwali is a low-key affair with lack of jobs at farms and elsewhere, and drought adding to their despair after a low yield Kharif season
Maharashtra farmer consumes poison in attempt to commit suicide after bank in Aurangabad denies crop loan; condition critical
A farmer tried to commit suicide inside the premises of a bank in Aurangabad on Saturday after he was allegedly denied a crop loan, police said.
Narendra Modi to meet sugarcane farmers at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg today, discuss govt initiatives for cultivators
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet and interact with a delegation of about 150 sugarcane farmers at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg, the prime minister's official residence on Friday
Devendra Fadnavis says banks must consider disbursal of crop loans for Maharashtra farmers as 'national duty'
"The kharif season has started, and farmers need money to buy seeds and fertilisers. They should be given crop loans within the period," Devendra Fadnavis said.
How Maharashtra farmers covered 180-km from Nashik to Mumbai: With red caps, flags and blistered feet, farmers reach Azad Maidan
Braving scorching heat, the protesters have covered 180 kilometres on foot in six days to reach Mumbai
Agitating Maharashtra farmers reach Azad Maidan after overnight march; to encircle Assembly building today
As protesting farmers in Maharashtra reach Mumbai, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has called a meeting of officials on Monday to address the issue.
Maharashtra farmers' march: RSS says government needs to change agrarian policy, find practical solutions
Farmers' problems should be understood sensitively and practical solutions found for them, the RSS said on Sunday.