Maharashtra farmers

Maharashtra notched around 3,500 farmers' suicides in 2019

This is more or less the annual average for the past 10 years though there are periodic increases in the monthly figures of suicides, owing to certain specific conditions that may prevail, according to Vasantrao Naik Sheti Swavalamban Mission (VNSSM) President Kishore Tiwari.

Jan 03, 2020, 15:00 PM IST

Ruckus in Maharashtra assembly over Maharashtra farmers issue

The Maharashtra Assembly on December 17 witnessed ruckus as the members of opposition BJP and the ruling Shiv Sena indulged in a scuffle and charged at each other, forcing the Speaker to adjourn the House for half-an-hour. The BJP MLAs marched to the Assembly with flex boards carrying a report published earlier in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana', demanding Rs 25,000 per hectare aid for farmers hit by untimely rains.

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Dec 17, 2019, 12:52 PM IST

New Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray holds 1st cabinet meeting, focuses on aid to farmers, revival of Raigad Fort

After Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra on Thursday, he chaired the first meeting of the new cabinet at Sahyadri Guest House in south Mumbai.

Nov 29, 2019, 06:43 AM IST

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari announces financial relief to farmers after inspection

According to his announcement, relief of Rs.8,000 per hectare up to 2 hectares for agricultural Kharif crops and relief of Rs.18,000 per hectare up to 2 hectares for horticulture and perennial crops will be provided to farmers in Maharashtra. 

Nov 16, 2019, 17:38 PM IST

Morning Breaking: Maharashtra farmers call off march after govt's assurances

Maharashtra farmers call off march after govt's assurances. Watch this video to know more.

Feb 22, 2019, 10:44 AM IST

Maharashtra government to distribute 'desi' cows to farmers

The Maharashtra government has decided to distribute 'desi' (native) cows to farmers as part of a scheme, officials said on Wednesday.

Jan 23, 2019, 23:55 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi calls farmers' protest an 'example of people’s power', urges BJP government to accept their demands

More than an estimated 35,000 peasants - men, women, youth and even seniors - undertook a 180-km long march over six days in Maharashtra and reached Mumbai on Sunday.

Mar 12, 2018, 14:52 PM IST

No government can be insensitive to farmers' problems: RSS

Farmers' problems should be understood sensitively and practical solutions found for them, the RSS said on Sunday. Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) General Secretary Bhaiyyaji Joshi said there was a need to change the agrarian policy and the government has to ensure that farmers get a proper price for their produce.

Mar 11, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

All you need to know why farmers marching towards Mumbai

The farmers' protest started from Nashik on March 7 to reach Mumbai on 12th. The protest in Nashik was staged by 25000 farmers from various parts of state. It will get close to 50 thousand on arrival in Mumbai.

Mar 11, 2018, 12:11 PM IST

Know why thousand of farmers marching towards Mumbai

The farmers' protest started from Nashik on March 7 to reach Mumbai on 12th. The protest in Nashik was staged by 25000 farmers from various parts of state.

Mar 10, 2018, 21:06 PM IST

Deshhit: Farmers Maharashtra farmers protest march from Nashik to Mumbai

Maharashtra farmers protest march from Nashik to Mumbai. Watch this video for more information.

Mar 09, 2018, 23:08 PM IST

Maharashtra govt announces loan waiver for small, marginal farmers in view of hardships

The decision comes a day after the Devendra Fadnavis-led government set up a six-member team of ministers to look into the farmers' demands.

Jun 11, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

Farmers' strike: Shiv Sena says this is just a beginning

Sena, though a partner in the BJP-led government, has extended support to the farmers who launched the agitation for demands such as loan waiver on June 1.

Jun 05, 2017, 20:56 PM IST

Maha farmers on stir, seek to block veggies and milk movement

Stray incidents of violence, including attempts to disrupt supply of vegetables and milk to Mumbai and other cities, marked farmers' protests today in Maharashtra.

Jun 01, 2017, 19:47 PM IST

MNS affiliate says boycott Shah Rukh Khan's 'Dilwale'; Raj Thackeray says not official stand

MNS Chitrapat Karmachari Sena chief Amey Khopkar had yesterday appealed to people to not watch 'Dilwale', which is slated to release later this week.

Dec 15, 2015, 15:14 PM IST

'Dilwale' boycott: Shah Rukh Khan hopes for good

MNS Chitrapat Karmachari Sena chief Amey Khopkar had said they were not seeking a ban on the film but were appealing to people to boycott the film as "SRK is taking
Maharashtra for granted."

Dec 15, 2015, 10:19 AM IST

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal meets Akshay Kumar

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Tuesday met Akshay Kumar here after he was informed the Bollywood superstar helped raise funds for families of 100 drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra.

Sep 30, 2015, 08:33 AM IST

Nana Patekar's foundation collects Rs 80 lakh for drought-hit farmers

Actor Nana Patekar's efforts to help drought-hit farmers of Maharashtra have began on a brilliant note, with his Naam Foundation collecting Rs.80 lakh in a day.

Sep 19, 2015, 09:57 AM IST

Akshay Kumar feels embarrassed to talk about donation for farmers

Actor Akshay Kumar, who has pledged Rs 90 lakh for relief of drought-hit farmers in Maharashtra, says he does not want to talk about it.

Sep 17, 2015, 13:45 PM IST

Rahul Gandhi holds padyatra in Vidarbha, to meet Maharashtra farmers

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi is on Thursday holding a 15-kilometre day-long padyatra in Amravati district of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region.

Apr 30, 2015, 10:18 AM IST