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Jul 02, 2019
Farmers plant unapproved GM cotton seeds against govt apathy over technology approval; what is the way out?The protesting farmers are demanding access to technology that will save them the cost of manual weeding and achieve control over bollworms which have developed resistance to pesticides
Jun 11, 2019
Maharashtra farmers' group agitates for 'freeing' GM seeds, but illegal varieties are rampant in IndiaAbout 1,000 Maharashtra farmers, under the aegis of the Shetkari Sanghatana, participated in a 'civil disobedience' movement in favour of GM seeds. They planted herbicide tolerant (HT) Bt cotton, which is not approved for cultivation or sale in India.
Jun 09, 2019
5,000 farmers in Maharashtra to sow genetically modified seeds of brinjal, cotton to protest ban on such cropsThe Shetkari Sanghatana is opposed to the ban on GM crops as they are beneficial to farmers, its spokesperson Lalit Bahale said.
Apr 25, 2019
Agricultural crisis: Why BJP's poll promise of doubling farmers’ income by 2022 is a lofty ambitionDoubling farmers’ inflation-adjusted income from the current levels, say in six years, will be possible if the government acts in mission mode.
Jan 08, 2019
SC backs Monsanto on GM cotton payments; ruling positive for foreign agri firms planning to invest in IndiaThe decision on appeal overturns an earlier ruling by the Delhi High Court that Monsanto was unable to claim patents on GM cotton seeds.
May 06, 2017
Farm loan waiver: As Maha CM Fadnavis 'studies' UP model, parties discard ideology for powerIsn’t it odd that a party which has its nominee in the Maharashtra government led by Devendra Fadnavis should organize an agitation demanding the waiver of loans to farmers? And that the same party has an MP as part of the Modi-led NDA? It is another matter that it was done on the platform of a farmers’ organisation.
Aug 09, 2016
Deregulation of produce market from APMC is bound to fail, thanks to haphazard arrangementsFarmers who have been working with the APMC were unprepared to find reliable platforms to sell without the committee's help.
Sep 08, 2015
Too little, too late? 3 years after Monsanto’s Bt gene went off patent, govt wakes upThe government has suggested to the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) that the gene be incorporated in re-sowable straight line varieties and supplied cheaper to farmers than Bt cotton hybrids
Nov 28, 2014
Farmers' group to protest at Maharashtra CM's Nagpur residence on SaturdayAfter failing to get assurance from Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over adequate compensation for their damaged crop, the Shetkari Sanghatana, a farmers group, on Friday decided to go ahead with their agitation and hold a sit-in at his residence in Dharampeth on Saturday.
Nov 21, 2014
Maharashtra farmers to hold sit-in at Fadnavis' Nagpur house on 30 NovThe Shetkari Sanghatana has decided to hold a sit-in in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' residence in Nagpur in Dharampeth on 30 November to press for relief to distressed farmers.