April 02, 2020 10:23 pm
Concerned over their safety, labourers have started leaving their places of work while in some mills in western Maharashtra had gone on a strike
September 27, 2019 5:50 am
The case dates back to the cane crushing season of 2014-15, when a drastic fall in sugar prices had seen mills failing to clear the minimum Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) to growers for cane procured from them.
June 10, 2019 7:46 am
Unlike the previous season, when around 54 per cent of the available cane came from ratoon — crop grown from the stubble of the previously harvested cane — this year, the portion of the ratoon crop is expected to be around 40 per cent.
April 04, 2019 5:04 am
Sanjeev Balyan, BJP MP from Muzaffarnagar and ex-Union Minister of State in an interview to The Indian Express
January 27, 2019 1:59 am
In Maharashtra, offices of around 10 sugar mills were burnt by angry farmers. As farmers count mounting dues, mills point to pending stocks and falling prices. With elections near, The Sunday Express goes to farmers and mills to find out what ails India's sugar heartland.
December 10, 2018 9:34 am
The mills are tweaking their cane plantation certificates — that farmers need to sign — asking farmers to accept the Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) payment in installments.
May 24, 2018 12:10 am
Arrears cross Rs 23,000 crore but farmers stick to cane as it is one of the most profitable crops to grow.
October 26, 2017 3:00 am
The 2016-17 season was unique as paucity of cane had set off a price war among millers to attract cane. Also, last year was the first time when Maharashtra implemented the revenue sharing formula as per the recommendations of the C Rangarajan committee.
June 15, 2015 4:56 am
He said the crisis in sugar industry was an outcome of wrong policies pursued by successive governments for several decades.
August 30, 2013 4:51 am
A roadmap to uplift women farmers engaged in sugarcane cultivation is set to be charted over three days at the National Conference on Women in Sugarcane Agriculture and Industry that began Thursday