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The land of fortune and farmer suicides
Tue, Mar 17 2015. 07 03 PM

The land of fortune and farmer suicides

A Mint analysis based on a wide range of district level indicators of assets and amenities shows how Maharashtra’s wealth is very unevenly spread
Rain lashes north India, kills 14 people, damages crops
Sun, Mar 15 2015. 09 19 PM

Rain lashes north India, kills 14 people, damages crops

12 people were killed in Rajasthan due to rain, lightning and hailstorms which also destroyed rabi crops in the state
Sugarcane arrears may touch Rs17,000 crore, says Isma
Sat, Mar 14 2015. 01 32 AM

Sugarcane arrears may touch Rs17,000 crore, says Isma

Arrears have already crossed Rs15,000 crore, higher than the peak dues of Rs13,274 last year, says Isma
Modi’s next radio address will seek to quell farmers’ concerns
Fri, Mar 13 2015. 01 16 AM

Modi’s next radio address will seek to quell farmers’ concerns

The next edition of Mann ki Baat comes ahead of crucial polls to the assembly of Bihar, a primarily agrarian state
Maharashtra plans to change how irrigation projects are funded
Fri, Mar 13 2015. 12 36 AM

Maharashtra plans to change how irrigation projects are funded

Under the new rules, the state government will stop fund allocations to irrigation projects where less than 15% of the work has been completed
Rubber import duty likely to be raised to 25%: govt
Thu, Mar 12 2015. 08 03 PM

Rubber import duty likely to be raised to 25%: govt

A methodology is also being evolved to monitor the usage of imported rubber to push domestic demand
Sugar output could rise nearly 2% from previous forecast
Thu, Mar 12 2015. 08 01 PM

Sugar output could rise nearly 2% from previous forecast

Sugar output is expected to reach 26.5 million tonnes in the year to September 2015, half a million tonnes more than a previous forecast
Wheat exports from India tumbling to 4-year low on glut
Thu, Mar 12 2015. 05 32 PM

Wheat exports from India tumbling to 4-year low on glut

Exports will probably total 1.5 million metric tons in the year starting 1 April
Package for rain-hit farmers before session ends: Eknath Khadse
Wed, Mar 11 2015. 07 19 PM

Package for rain-hit farmers before session ends: Eknath Khadse

Maharashtra govt also said it is planning a group insurance scheme to help the kin of farmers who committed suicide
World food prices continue to fall in February: UN FAO
Thu, Mar 05 2015. 05 26 PM

World food prices continue to fall in February: UN FAO

High global production, low crude oil prices and limited demand from major importers helped cap food prices for past year
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