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Elections 2019: Tears of Onion Farmers to Affect BJP Bastion in North Maharashtra -Amey Tirodkar

-Newsclick.in Northern Maharashtra, which produces almost 60% of India’s total onion crop, has seen a steady fall in onion rates creating a crisis for the Farmers in the drought affected state. Two months back, NewsClick reported the suicide of a 22-year-old boy whose onion crop had failed. This Akshay Tambe was from Bhoom tehsil of Marathwada, an area which is actually not known for onion cultivation. But the heart wrenching stories of

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No Bank of Maharashtra loans for drought-hit Farmers -Manojit Saha

-The Hindu Lender cites high bad loans for drastic move in two States; Marathwada, Vidarbha to be impacted Mumbai: In an unusual move, a state-run lender, Bank of Maharashtra, has decided not to extend loans in eight zones in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh that include Aurangabad, Latur, Akola, and Amravati, which are hit by drought. The bank cited high bad loans from agricultural advances in the branches of these zones for the decision. The other zones are Solapur and Jalgaon in Maha

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Gujarat govt. to back potato Farmers in PepsiCo fight -Priscilla Jebaraj

-The Hindu Congress’ Ahmed Patel says Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority should have intervened With protests coming from all ends of the political spectrum, the Gujarat government has decided to back four potato Farmers in their fight against PepsiCo’s Rs. 4.2 crore lawsuit against them for allegedly infringing its rights by growing the potato used in Lays

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Chandigarh: Farm activists demand action on 'illegal' Bt Brinjal cultivation in Haryana -Seema Sharma

n test which showed a positive result of the suspected sample being transgenic. While a sample has been sent to a private testing laboratory for further confirmation, a group of representatives of Farmers' and consumers' organizations as well as scientists from the region submitted another sample to director-general, agriculture, Ajit Balaji Joshi and director general of horticulture Arjun Saini as well as the government of India's apex regulatory

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No Out Of Court Settlement, PepsiCo Must Withdraw Case Against Farmers: AIKS - Sumedha Pal

-Newsclick.in Even as a strong campaign against PepsiCo products began in India, the corporate giant said it might withdraw the case if Farmers were willing to sign an agreement for buying the registered variety of FC-5 potato seeds. New Delhi: The legal tussle between multinational giant PepsiCo and potato Farmers in India has intensified. In a court hearing in Ahmedabad on April 26, the company h

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Cash transfers are fine, but low prices are the problem: Farmers -Jayanta Roy Chowdhury

-The New Indian Express As low prices continue to plague millions of farms all over the country, Farmers and their leaders say cash transfers are fine, but main issue is agricultural prices which make farming unremunerative. NEW DELHI: Ishwar Singh is a worried man. The furrows in his brow below his once white turban have deepened. He planted onions in his two-acre farm near Sonepat this winter and got what he believed was a bumper crop. That

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More Than a Year After Crop Failure, Maharashtra Farmers Still Wait for Insurance Payout -Poorvi Kulkarni

-TheWire.in For many Farmers, the compensation they received is substantially less than the premium they paid. Parbhani (Maharashtra): “If even one rupee owed to one farmer is not paid, then the government will pay that money and recover it from the (insurance) company,” said Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis while addressing an rally ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He was referring to the Prime Minister&rsquo

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MGNREGA: Drought-hit India abandoned 18 lakh water works in just one year -Richard Mahapatra & Raju Sajwan

shows that it has failed to be of any help to drought-stricken districts. Significant work related to water conservation and irrigation has been left incomplete or suspended, making them useless for Farmers; a bulk of job cards, on the other hand, have been deleted, debarring those households from accessing employment. More than 1.8 million water-related projects were abandoned or left incomplete in 2018-19. Governments spent close to Rs 16,615 cr

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Back Gujarat Farmers against whom PepsiCo has slapped lawsuits: Rights groups to Centre

-The Indian Express On a suit filed by PepsiCo India Holdings Pvt Ltd, the Ahmedabad city civil court earlier this month had barred four Farmers of Sabarkantha district — Bipin Patel, Chhabil Patel, Vinod Patel and Haribhai Patel — from growing and selling potatoes till April 26. Ahmedabad: Leading rights groups and individuals working for Farmers’ rights in the country have sough

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