Nanda Kasabe

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Maharashtra FPC begins procuring moong, urad at MSP

The state government has set up a revolving fund of Rs 300 crore in order to ensure that no delay in payments occur, he said, adding that initially around Rs 100 crore will be available for making payments to farmers. Thorat

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Cotton industry prepares for MSP purchase in new season, feels market intervention may not be needed

Amid speculation that private players may stay away from cotton purchase, the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) has begun preparing for the season ahead.

According to a tweet by Cotton Guru — a cotton advisory service — the crop is at fruiting stage and weather could be the next game changer News

Maharashtra cooperative millers seek to delay crushing

Cooperative sugar millers in Maharashtra have urged state sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad to postpone the crushing season of 2019-20 to December 1.

Last season, mills had crushed 952 lakh tonne of cane and this season according to primary estimates given out by the commissioner, 570 lakh tonne of cane was to be crushed News

Maharashtra farmers, traders wary of TDS on over Rs 1 crore cash withdrawals

Traders in Lasalgaon deal in large volumes and end up completing transactions worth over `1 crore within a week

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Maharashtra: Sugar prices drop again on lower demand

The Centre’s recent export subsidy of `1,048 per tonne is expected to help sugar industry across the country, including Maharashtra.

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Solapur poised to become major global player in terry towel manufacturing

An aggregate of over 200 buyers from 20 countries and 3,000 domestic customers are expected to visit the expo.

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Maharashtra dairies raise milk procurement price to help drought-hit farmers

The state government had taken a decision some months ago to provide a subsidy of `5 per litre of milk to co-operative and private producers to convert it into milk powder.

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Maharashtra sugar mills to get crushing licence only if they pay farmer’s dues in 14 days

No factory can commence crushing during the season unless a licence is issued. Sugar millers owe around `589.59 crore in FRP payments to farmers for the 2018-19 season.

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Maharashtra official favours curbs on cane farming in parched Marathwada

Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar told FE that he is giving final touches to a report on measures to save water in the region and plans to present it to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis next week.

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Crushing blow: Maharashtra sugar millers still owe Rs 590 crore FRP dues to farmers

However, farmers’ body Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana alleges it could be more than Rs 800 crore

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Nearly 50 sugar mills in Maharashtra may not crush sugarcane this season

When contacted, Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said that the picture will become clear when the Commissionerate takes stock of the number of factories that apply for crushing licences for the season.

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Maharashtra sugar workers plan stir on August 28 for higher wages

As per recommendations of earlier wage committees appointed by the state government, salaries and positions of workers attached with sugar and allied industries should be fixed, Kale said.

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Onion price surge: What Maharashtra FPC doing to check further hike

Thorat said that a large part of the procurement had reached Delhi to be sold through Mother Dairy’s fruit and vegetable outlets Safal. Onions have also reached Delhi mandis such as Azadpur, and neighbouring states and UTs,

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Maharashtra sugar millers seek extension of loan waiver for flood-hit cane farmers

The millers have also sought a one-time grant of Rs 500 per tonne of the cane crushed to help them overcome the current crisis as the millers are not being able to meet the cost of production.

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Flood hits milk supply by 35-40 pct in Maharashtra

Instead of dairy, people are now looking at setting up tyre shops or working in MIDC areas as they have seen their cattles drowning in water, he said. Warna supplies around 2 lakh litres to Mumbai and 20,000 litres to Pune.

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Pink bollworm attack on cotton crosses economic threshold limit in Maharashtra

Last year’s cotton sowing was estimated at 126.44 lakh hectare. Scientists say that early cotton sowing may be responsible for pink bollworm attack.

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Monsoon impact: Lasalgaon opinion prices firm upon demand from other states

The Centre has already created an onion buffer stock of 55,700 tonne in a bid to stabilise prices in case of scarcity during August-September period.

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Sectoral stress: Cotton prices likely to stay firm amid tight supply

CAI has pegged expected imports of cotton shipments to India at 31 lakh bales till September 30, but actual imports shipments as per USDA report will be only 19 lakh bales to India up to September 30.

Domestic cotton markets have been under downward pressure as lower international prices render Indian cotton exports less attractive. News

50 pct of Maharashtra sugar output hit by drought, says industry body

“More than 35 lakh hectares of area in Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara has been under water for the past week. Sugarcane is the main crop in these regions and therefore more than 60% of the crop could be affected by floods,”

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Maharashtra APMCs may go in for inter-state trade on eNAM

Inter-state trade of farm products in mandis (wholesale markets) through the eNAM platform has been gaining momentum with transactions taking place at Gujarat’s Palanpur mandi, which sold green gram to Sumerpur mandi of Raj

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Milk supply in Maharashtra disrupted due to floods

The Maharashtra Milk Producers and Processors Association, meanwhile, has stepped up efforts to ensure that the supply of milk in the state is not affected because of the floods that have hit western Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra onion growers to get Rs 387-crore subsidy dues

The government of Maharashtra approved a grant of Rs 387 crore for onion farmers in the state for the crop sold last year during the period when there was a sharp fall in prices.

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Maharashtra, Karnataka poultry farmers seek maize imports from government quotas

India reported around 20% dip in maize production due to drought and attack of the new pest, Fall Army Worm (FAW). Top agriculture officials stated that as per current reports received from various districts, early infestatio

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Illegal HT Bt sowing: Maharashtra farmers get court relief

After hearing both sides the Division Bench issued notices and directed the government not to take coercive police action against the farmers.

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Soybean planting at 108 lakh hectare across the country

The survey covered 21 districts in Madhya Pradesh and some 14 district in Maharashtra where the crop has been planted on 35.92 lakh hectare as compared to 36.39 lakh hectare last year.

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Pest attack threat looms over Maharashtra cotton fields

The dreaded pink bollworm (PBW) is back to haunt cotton growers in Maharashtra.

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Maharashtra millers seek Centre’s nod to convert sugar to ethanol

The Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation has sought permission from the Centre to convert existing sugar stocks into ethanol, an additional alternate besides “C” Heavy Molasses, “B” Heavy Molasses

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