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SUGAR MILL NEWS

Govt boost for sugar mills: Rs 5,361 cr dues cleared, new subsidy worth Rs 3,500 cr

December 17, 2020 5:51 am

“Today’s decision will provide much-needed relief and liquidity to the industry,” said Prakash Naiknaware, managing director of the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd.

Punjab’s oldest sugar mill, modernised and renovated, inaugurated by cooperation minister

November 24, 2020 11:16 am

The mill now has an enhanced capacity of 3000 TCD from 1016 TCD besides a 15MW power generation plant in its premises. The new power generation plant will help in collecting additional revenue worth Rs 42.50 crore, which would ensure timely payment to farmers from their resources.

Punjab: Cane crushing to begin in 2 months, but sugar mills yet to pay farmers over Rs 300-cr in dues

September 14, 2020 12:52 am

This year, the mills have sold the molasses, one of the byproducts of cane, at one of the highest rates of Rs 850-900 per quintal and earned huge profits. However, they are still dragging their feet on making full payments to the farmers.

Revive Bhuna sugar mill, we are ready to leave paddy: Farmers tell Haryana govt

June 13, 2020 11:49 am

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar however said that sugar mills are facing losses because of low prices of sugar in comparison to input cost. He said that they would make Bhuna sugar mill operational if the farmers are ready to face losses and benefits.

Sugar sector: Revenue sharing formula remains on paper as millers move court to challenge it

October 12, 2018 7:30 am

The committee had suggested that the revenue should be shared between the grower and the mill.

Baghpat on edge after sugarcane farmer dies during dharna

May 27, 2018 7:10 am

The protesting farmers said that while the BJP had promised to clear their dues within 14 days of coming to power in the state, it instead raised the power tariff, aggravating the crisis for farmers.

Molasses spills from Gurdaspur sugar mill into Beas, villagers protest

May 18, 2018 6:54 am

A molasses tank has to be equipped with facilities for re-circulation and for pumping the molasses from one storage tank to another. It should have an air injection system and adequate ventilation on the roof top.

NTPC redux: Five killed in boiler explosion at sugar mill in Bihar, owner arrested

December 21, 2017 5:02 pm

"Five bodies have been recovered from the site of the incident. Identity of one of the deceased could not be established while the remaining four have been identified," a senior police official said.

Sugar Mills owe Rs 4,611 crores cane dues this season: Govt

July 28, 2017 6:25 pm

As a result, mills have cleared 92 per cent of cane dues of 2015-16 season and the outstanding amount is Rs 822 crore. Similarly, 99.33 per cent of dues of 2014-15 season have been cleared and Rs 1,073 crore remains to be paid, he said.

Millers explore legal options against suspension of licence

January 13, 2016 12:51 am

Sugar Commissioner continues action against mills not clearing FRP dues.