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sugarcane farmers


Around 1.25 lakh tons of sugarcane remain unharvested

April 06, 2020 7:38 pm

In Surat, labourers stuck at border hired to harvest sugarcane with more wages.

Maharashtra: No protective measures, sugarcane harvesters stop work

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.

Sugar mills yet to clear Rs 2,400 crore pending dues of last two seasons to cane growers: Government

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.

Fresh cane crushing season starts but farmer dues worth Rs 399 crore still pending

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.

Global opportunity: Shipping out trouble

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.

Maharashtra’s sugar season headed for a late start

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.

Solapur sugar mill case: Clear cane dues to farmers, then credit amount owed to bank, says High Court

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.

Sugarcane dues: A Maha-Glut problem

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.

Eye on polls, Uttar Pradesh makes mills in east crush cane though season long gone

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.

Maharashtra govt plans to use sugar mill’s model to fight infestation across state

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.