May 27, 2022 11:05 am
The total amount of subsidy to be paid to sugar mills would amount to Rs 104 crore as the state government had announced that all mills which have crushing cane from May 1 would be eligible for the subsidy.
December 10, 2021 8:19 am
One of the main objections that the industry has raised is the preferential treatment given by the OMCs for ethanol produced from maize as a feedstock over sugarcane.
September 06, 2021 4:34 pm
"Both have similar calories and effect on the body," said food therapist Ria Banerjee Ankola
December 10, 2020 4:37 am
To increase the blending percentage of ethanol in petrol and thus reduce the import burden on the country, the central government has been pushing for the production of ethanol. Sugar mills are encouraged to produce ethanol, by diverting their juice towards production of ethanol.
October 04, 2020 3:12 am
As mills in Maharashtra prepare for a bumper season with sugar production estimates being touted to be well over 100 lt, unpaid dues is a major concern for them. Sources in the industry did not sound optimistic about early clearance of dues
August 07, 2020 12:55 am
Officials said the state government has asked them to ensure the pre-seasonal loans have to be repaid before the end of the season. “So, the banks will not revoke the guarantee and save the government from coughing up the amount if mills fail to repay it,” he said.
May 28, 2020 12:20 pm
Eduardo Leão de Sousa, executive director of Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association, said Indian mills diverting more cane juice for ethanol will bring down sugar production and prop up global prices.
February 21, 2019 4:53 am
Buoyed by a 2014 policy that encouraged cogeneration plants, the mills had undertaken either expansion or setting up of green field cogeneration plants, only to be deemed ineligible by the end of 2018. In fact, a mill that had received central assistance has now been asked to refund the amount or face criminal action.
January 07, 2019 7:39 am
In Uttar Pradesh, mills are blaming low sugar prices for the inability to pay SAP to farmers. At ex-factory rates of Rs 3,100-3,150 and average recovery of 10.9 per cent, mills can realise Rs 338-343 from every quintal of cane that is crushed.
September 13, 2018 1:41 am
For ethanol derived from B heavy or B grade molasses, the price has been raised from Rs 47.49 to Rs 52.43 for every litre. The ex-mill price for ethanol produced from 100 per cent sugarcane juice, so that no sugar is produced from it, is Rs. 59.19 per litre.