Nanda Kasabe

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Maharashtra sugar millers seek differential MSP mechanism

The lack of demand in the market has made it difficult for millers in Maharashtra to sell sugar, thereby making it difficult to make payment to farmers.

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Around 20-25 lakh hectares likely to come under HT Bt cotton cultivation

Government data reveals that 15% of the crop in the last season was HT Bt variety.

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Maharashtra farmer producer companies form federation for seed sale and production

Farmer Producer Companies (FPCs) in Maharashtra have decided to come together under a common umbrella to loosely form a federation to exclusively deal in sale of seeds from this kharif. The federation has approached the state

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Maharashtra orange farmers in grip of drought as nearly 40-60% crop dries up

Nearly 40-60% of the orange orchards in the Vidarbha region have gone completely dry.

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Maharashtra govt begins crackdown on farmers planting HT Bt cotton

The cases have been filed under IPC sections that deal with cheating and dishonesty, being a member of an unlawful assembly, obstructing a public servant from discharging public function and disobedience to order promulgated

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Maharashtra milk producers agree to recycle plastic pouches

In Maharashtra, per day, one crore plastic bags are generated which amounts to 31 tonne of plastic every day.

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Maharashtra farmer activists plan trials of cotton varieties

The Kisan Satyaghara was led by Women Front members of the Shetkari Sanghatana.

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Maharashtra farmers conduct symbolic sowing of banned HTBT cotton despite warning

Balasaheb Shinde, district agriculture superintendent (Jalna), said that the officials collected samples of the seeds and warned the farmers again that they were committing an offence.

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In a first, Maharashtra farmer arrested for possession of HTBT cotton

In a first in the country, a farmer was arrested in Maharashtra for being in possession of banned herbicide-tolerant BT (HTBT) cotton seeds.

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Maharashtra asks dairies to buy back plastic pouches, firm on 15-day deadline

Setting the deadline on May 28, Kadam had asked dairies to start a buyback mechanism for the plastic pouches and set up collection centres. It was his third such deadline since March 2018.

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Maharashtra sugar output not to cross 64 lakh tonne in 2019-20

A small experiment conducted by Natural Sugars, Thombre’s factory, reveals that only 10-15% of the cane has green stalk, 70-80% is devoid of any green stalk, and 50 % of the cane stand the possibility of revival in the even

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Despite ban, HTBT cotton widely cultivated in Maharashtra

On Monday, activists in Wardha district of Maharashtra held a press conference inviting farmers to participate in the plantation of HTBT cotton on June 20 at Hinghne Ghat village on the field of Madhusudan Harne, who is also

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Maharashtra govt to meet dairy owners on buyback mechanism for milk pouches

As part of the EPR scheme to implement plastic ban, milk producers have to inform the government how they will collect and recycle empty plastic pouches.

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Officials conducts raids, seize Bt cotton seeds from farmers

On Thursday, the Union government sought an action taken report from the state over the incident of sowing of unauthorised HTBt cotton at Maharashtra’s Akoli Jahangir village in Akola district

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Bt Cotton: Centre asks Maharashtra to investigate illegal cultivation

Richa Sharma, joint secretary, Union environment ministry, has written to the chief secretary of Maharashtra Ajoy Kumar Mehta, directing the state to immediately order an investigation into the matter.

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Maharashtra farmers’ body to sow HT Cotton to defy ban on GM crops

Carrying, storing, selling, or sowing of GM crops is an offence under which the offenders face up to five-year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 1 lakh.

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Onion prices firm up at Lasalgaon on short supplies, rise in demand

Farmers prefer storing the good quality summer onions in the hope of getting better prices later. The prices started increasing last month after Nafed started onion procurement from the district.

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War over HT Bt cotton: Officials collect seed samples from farmers in Akola

A group of officers from the state agriculture department on Tuesday visited houses of farmers in Maharashtra’s Akoli Jahagir village to collect samples of seeds of genetically-modified (GM) HT Bt cotton.

Over the past few years, herbicide tolerant Bt cotton has been planted in many cotton-growing areas of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh News

Why sugar output could be hit this year in Maharashtra

In Solapur, the area under cane cultivation is likely to go down to 1.27 lakh hectare in 2019-20. Last season, about 2.47 lakh hectare was under cane cultivation.

Despite the situation, around 195 mills in Maharashtra crushed 951.79 lakh tonne of cane to produce 107.194 lakh tonne in 2018-19. News

Maharashtra farmers defy ban, plant HT cotton in Akot

A Government of India field survey in 2017 found that 15% of cotton sampled from these states were the unauthorised HT Bt variety.

Government data revealed that 11% of the crop in the past season was HT Bt variety News

Sweet deal: Maharahstra may consider diverting 25% cane output for ethanol

Of India’s total ethanol output, 30 crore litre is consumed by potable alcohol sector and 60 crore litre by chemical industries, leaving about 110 crore litre for blending with petrol

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Mango festivals big hit in Maharashtra with farmers selling directly to consumers

Around 800-1,000 consumers visit these festivals on a daily basis. In Pune alone, mango festivals have been held in 25 areas.

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Maharashtra dairy owners oppose plastic buyback programme

Dairy owners in Maharashtra have decided to oppose the proposal of the state government to get dairies in the state to buy-back plastic pouches used to package milk from consumers. Resisting this move, they say this is an imp

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Maharashtra co-op sugar millers to meet CM Fadnavis over soft loans

Sugar millers in Maharashtra have decided to approach Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over the issue of soft loan announced by the Centre, after the Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSC) did not approve loans of 27 sugar

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Nafed buys 30k-tonne onion from Maharashtra; target achievable

In one of its biggest procurement exercises, Nafed has procured over 30,000 tonne of onions from Maharashtra this season and is likely to touch its target of 45,000 tonne in the state.

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Soyabean, pulses trading: FPCs to set up marketing infra facility in Latur

MahaFPC would be looking at primary and secondary processing, logistics, warehousing and cold storage, among others.

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Sula Vineyards crushing of grapes rises 50%

Sula planted 360 acres in 2018 and will plant an additional 340 in 2019. This will take their total area under wine grape plantations to about 3,000 acres which will also add to the rural employment numbers.

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