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Farmer producer companies provide work to 11,900 drought-hit Maharashtra farmers

Maha-FPC has entered into a joint venture with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) to develop a value chain for onion procurement in Maharashtra.

Nafed begins procurement of onion from Lasalgaon News

Maharashtra sugar season ends on stormy note

The farmer body has already threatened to take the legal course and serve notices to district collectors for their alleged failure to implement orders on issuing Revenue Recovery Certificate (RRC). 

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Sugar prices firm up on summer demand

The production, however, is expected to be higher than the annual domestic requirement of 250-260 lakh tonne.

Markets News

Dairies in Maharashtra to reduce procurement prices by Rs 2 per litre

Dasrath Mane, chairman, Sonai Dudh Sangh said that the dairies have decided to pay `23 per litre since they were finding it unviable to pay farmers in the absence of the subsidy of `5 per litre.

Industry News

Private markets begin to gain ground in Maharashtra, turnover up by Rs 1,500 cr in 2018-19

These markets are in direct competition with Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) which were established to ensure that the farmer interest was protected.

Industry News

FRP default: Maharashtra likely to issue notices to nine sugar mills

The season in Maharashtra this year has been pretty tough.

Industry News

Maharashtra gears up for new kharif season with 2.25-crore BT cotton seed packs

Though fears are being expressed about farmers possibly shifting to soyabean and maize as options, the state government has planned for a possible kharif crop of 40-41 lakh hectares.

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Chana farmers in Maharashtra turn their backs on govt’s MSP, state records lowest procurement

Since prices are ruling below MSP, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) had announced the procurement of 2.5 lakh tonne of chana in the state.

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Cotton body seeks clarity on crop production figures

The highly remunerative kapas prices during the current year would induce the Indian farmers to shift to cotton.

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Sugar technologists seek hike in MSP to Rs 3,600/quintal

The Sugar Technologists Association of India ( STAI) has suggested that the government should set the minimum support price (MSP) for the sweetener to Rs 3,600 per quintal from Rs 3,100 per quintal to help millers overcome th

Sugar technologists seek hike in MSP to Rs 3,600/quintal News

Nafed begins procurement of onion from Lasalgaon

Nafed is to procure some 50,000 tonne onions, which includes 45,000 tonne from Maharashtra and 5,000 tonne from Gujarat. This is expected to be Nafed's largest procurement from Maharashtra, so far.

Nafed begins procurement of onion from Lasalgaon News

Sugar mills selling beyond allotted quota face scrutiny

Of the 195 sugar mills in Maharashtra, 10 mills were found to have sold more than 100 % of their prescribed sales quota

Sugar mills selling beyond allotted quota face scrutiny News

Sugar mills export 17 lakh tonne of 27-lakh-tonne deals

As the crushing season nears its end, Maharashtra is expected to cross, or at least equal, last year’s sugar output figures. Last year, Maharashtra has produced 107 lakh tonne of sugar, an all-time high production figure.

Sugar mills export 17 lakh tonne of 27-lakh-tonne deals News

Maharashtra APMC’s income down 50 per cent — what triggered the fall

Market committee officials pointed out that the bumper crop this year has led to huge arrivals in the market leading to a fall in prices.

Commodities News

Indian wine looks for stronger presence in global market

The move could not only catalyse formalisation of the sector but could dramatically increase Indian wines’ access to various export markets.

Industry News

No more tears: Nashik onion growers start getting govt subsidy

Modal prices of summer onions had dipped below Rs 170 per quintal due to the glut in the market.

Commodities News

Maharashtra targets to export 2,500 tonnes of Alphonso, Kesar mangoes

The board had been holding regular workshops with both farmers and buyers to encourage exports, he said, adding that the board had taken huge efforts to ensure that more mango growers register their orchards with MangoNet.

Commodities News

Cotton crunch: Maharashtra ginning units working at 40% capacity

The Cotton Association of India, the apex trade body, had pegged the crop size at 328 lakh bales for the year. Some 2 lakh bales have been exported to Bangladesh. Another 40 lakh bales have been exported to Vietnam, China and

Industry News

Relief for Maharashtra farmers; grape exports surge 20% this season

Exports are likely to surpass the previous year's level as there is a rise in the output of export-quality grapes this year, following conducive weather in key growing areas of Maharashtra.

Commodities News

Maharashtra sugar output likely to equal last year’s record of 107 lakh trillion

Last year, the state’s sugar production was 107 lakh tonne, which was considered a record production in the state.

Commodities News

Cooperative Banks’ woes: Maharashtra govt to pay Rs 100 crore to MSC Bank to settle loans

In 2011, the Reserve Bank of India suspended the board of MSC Bank after the bank’s net worth turned negative.

Banking & Finance News

CCI starts sale of cotton procured under MSP

P Alli Rani, chairman-cum-managing director of CCI, confirmed the development, stating the government agency had sold around 10,000 bales at a price of Rs 47,000 per candy through e-auctions in Maharashtra and Telangana.

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Price pressure: Maharashtra sugar millers warned against selling below MSP

As of March 15, sugar mills have paid Rs 14, 881.01 crore of the Rs 20,653.02 crore they owed to farmers

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Sugar Trade: Centre seeks action against millers selling below MSP

Maharashtra sugar commissioner calls for a review meeting today

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As sugar season draws to a close, 122 mills end crushing ops in Maharashtra

Last season, 41 factories had completed operations during the same period, and had crushed 872.2 lakh tonnes to produce 96.91 lakh tonnes of sugar with a recovery rate of 11.11%.

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Maharashtra crop crisis: Farmers’ response to chana procurement remains poor

Market sources said that farmers prefer selling it to traders at lower prices as the guarantee of getting money is less under the MSP scheme.

Commodities News

IndiGo Airlines plans to add 20-25 A321 Neos to its fleet this summer

Indigo Airlines chief commercial officer William Boulter said the airline had ordered 125 A321 Neos and 48 deliveries were expected this year.

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