Cooperative and private dairies in Maharashtra have threatened to go a strike from December 1 unless the State government provides a subsidy of about ₹6 a litre on cow milk. In mid-June, the government had increased the procurement price by ₹3/litre. For dairies, the cost of procuring cow milk increased from ₹24 to ₹27 a litre, and buffalo milk from ₹33 to ₹36 a litre. But the retail rate was kept unchanged.
The sugar year has commenced in Maharashtra and mills are likely to crush about 650 lakh tonnes of sugarcane, which is about 74 per cent higher than last year’s 373 lakh tonnes, industry sources said. In the State, the sugar year usually commences on November 1. Senior officials at the Maharashtra State Cooperative Sugar Factories Federation Ltd, also known as Sakhar Sangh, said that last year, the area under sugarcane was 6.33 lakh hectares, which has risen to 9 lakh hectares this season.
Taking serious note of the illegal or unapproved genes found in Bt cotton seeds, the Maharashtra government has asked the Centre for a CBI investigation into five seed companies. An FIR has already been filed against the seed companies by the Nagpur police. Bijay Kumar, Agriculture Secretary of Maharashtra, told BusinessLine that after the Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR) sent its report, the Home Department of the State was informed about the illegal genes.
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