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Maharashtra: Sugarcane cultivation area shrinks by 3 lakh hectares

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.

Sanjeev Balyan interview: ‘Clearing cane dues requires more krantikari kadam’

Sanjeev Balyan, BJP MP from Muzaffarnagar and ex-Union Minister of State in an interview to The Indian Express


Raising Cane: What ails sugar production in Maharashtra

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.

Pune: Fearing litigation, sugar mills change FRP payment norms

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.

Why ganna is still the first choice for farmers, despite mounting dues

Arrears cross Rs 23,000 crore but farmers stick to cane as it is one of the most profitable crops to grow.

As cane season starts, speculation about price heats up

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.


Sugarcane cultivation should be banned in Marathwada: Madhav Chitale

He said the crisis in sugar industry was an outcome of wrong policies pursued by successive governments for several decades.

Meet focuses on women-friendly farm tech

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

Sugarcane pressure pushes water table down

Several tehsils in Pune,including Indapur,Daund,Baramati and parts of Haveli have started feeling the heat of the drought,with drinking water getting scarcer and groundwater levels continuing to plunge.

‘Sugar production likely to go down by 1.7 lakh metric tonne’

Owing to reduction in sugarcane cultivation area,production of sugar in the state is expected to go down by 1.7 lakh metric tonne this year,a survey by Sugar Commissionerate has revealed.