March 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Bhairavnath B Thombare, president of the West India Sugar Mills Association (WISMA), said 70 private mills in the state have distillery units of which at least 30-40 could take up production of hand sanitisers.
February 13, 2020 3:20 am
Cong MLA-led mill first beneficiary
October 28, 2019 7:05 am
Because many politicians also own the mills, the government has historically been lax in asserting its rights as an investor. This inefficiency eventually cost the government in the MSC Bank case.
June 09, 2019 7:11 am
This may be the first time that the Congress and NCP does not have any representatives from the sugar sectors as MPs, speaking volumes about the changing scenario in the industry.
April 12, 2019 3:04 am
The scheme, announced by the Centre in February, allows the mills to avail of loans at 7-10 per cent interest rate for a year. It is meant to help sugar mills clear their dues to cane growers, which have run into thousands of crores.
February 05, 2019 1:14 am
No funds to pay arrears worth crores, mills to try new method.
February 04, 2019 5:19 am
Along with Uttar Pradesh, sugar mills in Maharashtra have defaulted in payment of the mandated Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) since the start of the season.
April 20, 2018 2:52 am
Minister for Cooperation Subhash Deshmukh confirmed it and said the subsidy is being considered to help mills meet their quota under the Minimum Indicative Export Quota (MIEQ) announced earlier this year.
January 25, 2018 2:06 am
There is no dearth of cane in the state this year, but not enough people to cut and take it from fields.
May 20, 2015 5:04 am
Sugar Commissioner Bipin Sharma has said hearings for cane arrears would start on May 20.