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‘Skill India', 'Make in India' and 'Ease of doing business' have nothing to offer farmers. Every aspect of agriculture in India is tied up in regulations.
Farmers of Aurangabad district, who struggled with alarmingly low rainfall this year, also lost a major part of their crop due to insect infestation last year.
Months of dry weather has caused a shortage of fodder, boosting prices and prompting Maharashtra farmers to sell sugarcane as cattle feed.
Farmers planted the illegal HTBt cotton in Maharashtra last month, saying they wanted ‘independence’. Here’s all you need to know about the controversy.
Ramdas Tadas, BJP MP from Wardha who has raised the issue in Lok Sabha, said farmers should have the right to choose what to sow in their fields.
Maharashtra farmers’ protest movement in favour of GM seeds has now spread to 11 districts.
The distraught farmer uprooted all brinjal plants from his field and threw them away.
Despite an overall rise, fresh crop loans disbursed in Vidarbha and Marathwada, two regions battling the deepest agrarian crisis, are still tepid.
The Shetkari Sanghatana is circulating posts and organising conferences where farmers share knowledge of GM crops even as the state cracks down on use of unapproved variants of GM cotton.
To keep its word to ‘kisan long march’ farmers, the Devendra Fadnavis govt has made settling claims under Forest Rights Act part of collectors’ KRAs.