April 06, 2020 7:38 pm
In Surat, labourers stuck at border hired to harvest sugarcane with more wages.
March 30, 2020 1:32 am
At Karad’s Krishna cooperative sugar mill in Satara, following the labourers’ decision not to work, they were released and operations wound down, though the harvest workers will continue to live in the fields until the 21-day lockdown period ends.
February 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Depressed sugar prices due to surplus sugar production in two consecutive sugar seasons -- 2017-18 and 2018-19 -- adversely affected the liquidity of sugar mills resulting in accumulation of cane price arrears of farmers.
November 23, 2019 3:20 pm
The payments are due because most sugar mills of Punjab could not pay State Advised Price (SAP) - Rs 310 per quintal cane - and wanted to go with the Fair Remunerative Price (FRP) - Rs 275 per quinal - fixed by the Centre.
November 21, 2019 12:42 am
India’s sugar exports are set to hit a record high this year, providing some respite to the beleaguered industry.
November 04, 2019 5:49 am
With a question mark hovering over the formation of the next government, the start date is yet to be decided. Maharahstra has reported more than 8.43 lakh hectares of cane and the latest estimates by the cane commissioner’s office has even estimated production of 58.23 lakh tonnes of sugar.
October 03, 2019 5:07 am
The mill in question had failed to pay farmers the government-declared fair and remunerative price (FRP) for the cane it procured.
July 18, 2019 7:15 am
While the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra can claim satisfaction for doing everything possible to ensure payment by mills — and before state polls, hardly three months away — that sentiment isn’t really echoed on the ground.
May 18, 2019 9:24 am
While Uttar Pradesh’s sugar belt has post-Independence shifted to the western and central districts, sugar cane still retains political relevance in the four northeastern constituencies that vote in the last phase of polls on May 19.
May 17, 2019 3:47 am
The Shree Vighnahar Cooperative Sugar Mill, located in Junnar taluka, has been fighting this infestation by adopting an integrated approach.
June 02, 2016 6:14 pm