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Punjab to recover 223.75 cr from private sugar mills

July 16, 2020 1:44 pm

The decision to recover that amount comes in the wake of the recommendations of the high-powered committee constituted under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary on November 13, 2017, in compliance with the orders of the Punjab & Haryana High Court.

Bajwa flexes muscles, this time over sugarcane dues

June 03, 2020 1:09 pm

Bajwa, a former state Congress president, Tuesday accused his own party’s government in Punjab of not taking concrete steps to ensure the outstanding payment of Rs 681.48 crore to sugarcane growers.

As cane dues cross Rs 14,200 crore, UP sugar mills petition state govt

May 12, 2020 7:31 am

UP mills have, in the current 2019-20 sugar season (October-September) as of May 8, crushed 10,565.49 lakh quintals of cane and produced 120.01 lakh tonnes (lt) of sugar.

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.