Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent
Maharashtra lowers calamity-hit crop loss percentage to 33 percent

Maharashtra government on Tuesday decided to bring down the crop loss percentage, which is crucial in awarding compensation to farmers whose crop is hit by natural calamities, to 33 per cent from existing 50 per cent.

Pilot project in two Maharashtra districts to combat agrarian crisis: Fadnavis

A pilot project would be undertaken in Maharashtra's Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts with Israeli cooperation to combat agrarian crisis, which has led to several farmers' suicide, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Thursday.

Nepal earthquake: Maximum people from Maharashtra are safe, tweets Fadnavis

Maximum people from Maharashtra who were stranded in Nepal following a massive earthquake are safe, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.

Maharashtra to do "vulnerability mapping" to help farmers

To keep a check on farmer suicides, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday unveiled a project for "vulnerability mapping" of agriculturists in the worst-hit Yavatmal and Osmanabad districts.

Women to take out anti-liquor rally in Yavatmal

Scores of women from various villages of the district will take out an anti-liquor rally here from Azad Maidan to the collectorate on April 20, activist Sangeeta Pawar said on Wednesday.

Fadnavis has dinner at farmer's house; spends the night there

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis spent Tuesday night at a farmer's house in a village in Vidarbha's Yavatmal district.

Farmers' suicides won't stop unless irrigation is improved: Devendra Fadanvis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis on Tuesday said that improving the irrigation facilities was the only solution to curb farmers' suicides in the state.

Leopard found dead in Maharashtra

A full-grown leopard was found dead in Darwha forest region of Yavatmal district, forest officials said here Wednesday.

Yavatmal villages to be developed under Centre's scheme

 The micro planning pilot project under Centre's Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Shaktikaran Abhiyan was launched here in Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, officials said today.

Agriculture officer trapped by ACB for taking Rs 20,000 bribe

 Sleuths of the Anti Corruption Bureau today caught an Agriculture Officer red-handed while accepting a bribe of Rs 20,000 from a farmer in front of his office here.

Vidarbha region farmers protest over long pending demands

More than 300 farmers of the draught-affected areas of Vidarbha region staged a protest in Yavatmal district demanding the state government to take steps to provide relief to farmers.

Yavatmal: Local Cong leaders unhappy as new faces pitched in

Even as a quadrangular fight is likely in the seven assembly segments of Maharashtra's Yavatmal district, some local Congress leaders are irked at being sidelined with new faces being given tickets.

Girl among two engineering students found murdered atop fort

Maharashtra, Two engineering students, one of them a girl, were found brutally murdered in the temple town of Mahur near here in the district, police said on Friday.

Tribal girl alleges rape, three youths held in Maharashtra

A 20-year-old tribal girl hailing from adjoining Amravati district has alleged she was allegedly gang-raped by three youths here, but a senior police officer gave a different version of the episode.

Court issues summons against Yavatmal nominee Dhote

Yavatmal court has issued summons against the All India Forward Bloc nominee from Yavatmal Lok Sabha seat Jambuwantrao Dhote for allegedly violating the model code of conduct and directed him to appear before it on May 8.

Distraught Maharashtra farmer attempts suicide in collector`s office

Distraught over not getting compensation for losses suffered in the recent hailstorm in Maharashtra, a farmer consumed poison in the Yavatmal collectorate office, officials said Tuesday.

17 farmers from Vidarbha ended life in last 5 days, claims NGO

As many as 17 farmers have allegedly committed suicide in the agrarian crisis hit Vidarbha region of Maharashtra in the last five days, a NGO working for their cause claimed on Monday.

Maha govt package for hailstorm-hit farmers too late: BJP

The Maharashtra BJP unit on Thursday termed the state government`s decision to provide relief package to hailstorm-hit farmers as "too little too late."

Modi to hold rally in Wardha on March 20

BJP`s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a public rally in Wardha city on March 20.

Widows of farmers observe `Black Diwali` in Vidarbha

Several widows of farmers, who had earlier committed suicide in Maharashtra`s Vidarbha region, observed a "Black Diwali" this time in Yavatmal district.