BJP MLA from Katol Ashish Deshmukh demands declaration of drought in parts of Vidarbha, seeks assistance for farmers
Disgruntled BJP MLA Ashish Deshmukh demanded Wednesday that the state government declare drought in some parts of Vidarbha and provide necessary assistance to farmers.
Maharashtra declares 115 tehsils as 'cotton growing' areas; officials say textile units to be set up based on production
The Maharashtra government has declared 115 tehsils as 'cotton growing' areas in the state, a decision aimed at boosting the textile industry, an official said on Thursday.
Devendra Fadnavis gives in-principle nod to Rally for Rivers' plan to revitalise Yavatmal's Waghari river
Devendra Fadnavis earlier this week gave in-principle approval to a detailed project plan by Rally for Rivers for the revitalisation of the Waghari river in Yavatmal district.
BJP councillor in Yevatmal's Wani Municipal Council arrested; Dheeraj Digambar Pathe accused of raping, extorting woman for 3 years
BJP councillor Dheeraj Digambar Pathe was arrested on Friday for sexually harassing and extorting a woman for three years
Over 600 farmers in Maharashtra committed suicide from March to May in 2018 due to crop failure, debt, says state govt
Opposition sought to know the number of farmers that committed suicide in the last three months and details of the compensation provided to their family.
The construction of over 6,000 'farm pools' by cultivators to meet the irrigation demand in Maharashtra's drought-prone Yavatmal has set an example for other districts.
Yavatmal again: 60-yr-old farmer sets himself on fire over 'loan burden', remains critical with 80% burns
Two farmers from Yavatmal — Shankar Chayare and Madhavrao Rawate — had killed themselves on 10 April and 14 April, respectively, apparently due to indebtedness.
Maharashtra insecticide poisoning deaths: State govt submits proposal to Centre, seeks banning of five toxic substances
The Maharashtra government has submitted a proposal to the Centre to ban four insecticides. Over 60 farmers had died last year due to insecticide poisoning.
A Maharashtra farmer ended his life by consuming poison in his farmland in Maharashtra's Yavatmal.
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Maharashtra pesticide deaths: Bombay HC raps state govt for delay in submitting SIT report on tragedy
Bombay High Court lashed out at Maharashtra government for the delay in submitting the SIT report on the death of 40 farmers due to pesticide inhalation.
Maharashtra farm loan waiver: Vidarbha farmers resent delays as banks slog to make beneficiary lists error-free
Officials from both nationalised and District Cooperative Central Bank said they were under immense pressure to meet deadlines.
Maharashtra loan waiver horror: Banks hired students to enter farmer data, leading to errors, risking breach
Banks outsourced the task of data entry for the Maharashtra loan waiver to groups of college students and recent graduates.
Yavatmal farmer deaths: Dhananjay Munde cries BT cotton companies-politicos nexus, demands govt probe
Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde on Tuesday alleged a "nexus" between Bt cotton seed companies and political parties is responsible for the deaths of farmers due to passive inhalation of poisonous pesticides in Yavatmal district.
Task force chairman Kishor Tiwari said the preliminary loss caused to the cotton economy due to a multitude of factors across Maharashtra is around Rs 10,000 crore
Maharashtra pesticide deaths: Radha Mohan Singh to meet state agriculture minister Pandurang Phundkar today
Union agriculture minister Radha Mohan Singh will hold a meeting with his Maharashtra counterpart Pandurang Phundkar on Saturday.
Yavatmal pesticide poisonining: FIR filed against five companies, Fadnavis seeks CBI probe into farmers' deaths
Maharashtra government has sent a request to the union government seeking an investigation by the CBI into deaths due to pesticide poisoning in Yavatmal.
Yavatmal pesticide poisoning: Centre's review panel head Anupam Verma puts onus of safety on farmers
Firstpost spoke to Anupam Verma about the recent pesticides poisoning deaths and his opinions on the unfolding tragedy in Yavatmal.
Yavatmal farmer deaths: Experts say Insecticides Act 1968 needs overhaul as it is designed to protect pesticides, not farmers
Insecticides Act is highly incapable of addressing the problem of farmer deaths, and Devendra Fadnavis is not the person to bring amendments to it.