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
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.
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.
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,
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.
“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,”
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
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.
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
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