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Tuesday, April 07, 2020



Explained: Why Maharashtra sugar mills are paying cane fair price in parts

February 12, 2020 11:09 am

The Sugarcane Control Order of 1966 mandates that mills pay the basic FRP within 14 days of purchase, failing which mills are to pay 15% per year interest.

Explained: Why sugar crushing season operations in Maharashtra may never be the same

December 02, 2019 8:36 am

Starting this season, officers of the Sugar Commissionerate will publish Harvesting and Transportation (HnT) charges of individual mills in an area. How it will impact the millers and why are they apprehensive?

Gujarat: Paid ‘Rs 119 a day’, Dang sugarcane harvesters demand better wages

October 11, 2019 2:40 pm

“Collector warned us not to continue with our agitation,” Arvind Chaudhary who was at the Majur Adhikaar Manch office in the city with three of his colleagues from Subir taluka of Dang district told mediapersons.

Ethanol policy for millers — farmers left high and dry

October 10, 2019 10:08 am

More than 90 per cent of the cane returns are spent by farmers. as cultivation cost and for repayment of crop loans. So how would these farmers survive for a year or more without receiving their entire produce amount by a sugar mill?

Maharashtra revises estimates, will produce 58.28 lakh tonne of sugar this season

September 25, 2019 4:56 am

Maharashtra’s dip in production will not have a major impact as the production levels from Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are expected to take the country’s production figure to 270-280 lt.

‘Ethanol can help sugar industry get out of production glut, economic challenges’

August 04, 2019 12:22 pm

Pramod Chaudhari, executive chariman of Pune headquartered Praj Industries Limited, who has been a pioneer in the ethanol sector, speaks to The Indian Express about the developments in the sector and the way forward

Unsweet tidings

July 04, 2019 12:33 am

The impending bankruptcy of India’s biggest sugar producer may create new legal precedent after the Jaypee homebuyers’ case

Govt Report on rabi, kharif crops: As Maharashtra reels under drought, sugarcane production increases

June 09, 2019 9:34 am

According to the state government’s annual report for rabi and kharif crops for 2018-19, “area under sugarcane plantation has increased from 9.02 lakh hectares (2017-18) to 11.63 lakh hectares (2018-19). Sugarcane production has increased from 83,138 lakh metric tonnes (2017-18) to 91,704 lakh metric tonnes (2018-19).

Starting this kharif season, agriculture dept to monitor pest infesting jowar, sugarcane

May 03, 2019 11:02 am

CropSap is a flagship programme of the department through which it monitors pests on cotton, tur, soya bean, paddy and gram. Formed in 2008, the programme is marked by extensive use of communications and information technology.

Millers adopt wait & watch policy as farmers demand higher payment

October 30, 2018 9:58 am

Farmer leader and Hatkhanagale MP Raju Shetti had demanded a payment of Rs 200 over the fair and remunerative price of Rs 2,750, linked to the base recovery rate of 9.5 per cent.