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Sugar mills stare at losses after Centre’s U-turn on policy

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.

Cane arrears up to Rs 11,000 cr, set to mount before polls

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.

Cabinet decision: Sops for more ethanol output from sugarcane

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.

Mounting molasses, and a scare in Beas

June 03, 2018 7:06 am

Distilleries in Punjab have the capacity on paper to consume 25 lakh quintals of molasses. In reality, though, they use up only 17 lakh quintals. Mills manage to sell around 5 lakh quintals to other states, while the rest is carried over.

A farmer death, and the story of a Baghpat mill

June 03, 2018 7:06 am

While mills are required, by law, to pay the SAP amount within 14 days of cane purchase, the Malakpur factory has till date disbursed a mere Rs 32 crore. That amounts to less than 7 per cent of what is due to its 34,000-odd farmers.

Mills not paying cane arrears may lose crushing licence

December 23, 2015 12:49 am

Pankaja Munde, Ashok Chavan among those asked to clear dues by Dec 31.

Factories begin ‘distress sale’ to reduce sugar stock

June 19, 2015 2:03 am

Till May end, total unsold sugar stock was 73 lakh MT.

Emu Goes Indian

April 22, 2012 12:45 am

Tukaram Walke has been growing onions,potatoes and sugar cane on his eight-acre farm in Chakan district of Maharashtra for many years.

Cantonment Board eyes tie-up with sugar co-ops for manure disposal

December 03, 2009 3:38 am

Sugarcane farmers in and around Pune district could be possible beneficiaries if the plan of Pune Cantonment Board bears fruit.