The CICR Nagpur Hall has held two meetings in the last seven days. One was chaired by Maharashtra Agriculture Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil and the other by Maharashtra Government's appointed committee on allowing field tests to genetically modified (GM) crops, headed by Dr Anil Kakodkar.
Two more debt-trapped cotton farmers of drought-hit Yavatmal district of Maharashtra's west Vidarbha region committed suicide on the eve of President Pranab Mukherji's first visit to the region today.
Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti (VJAS) has welcomed the recent announcement of Maharashtra Food and Civil Supplies Minister Anil Deshmukh that the state government will provide universal food security to all poor families under annual income below one lakh rupees - covering 80% population in rural and 60% population in urban areas.
Two million ton integrated UltraTech Cement plant coming up at Tharsa near Kanhan in Nagpur's metro region will not only create serious health hazards for nearly eight million people, but will also have long-term impact on India's greenest city of Nagpur.