Despite measures taken by government recovery taking time for sugar mills

Financial Express – 17 February 2018: Despite government restricting the release of sugar in the market by the sugar mills and imposing import duty, sugar industry is still not out of the tough times, Business Standard reported. The measures implemented…

DMs told to evict mafia from cane societies’ land

Times of India – 16 February 2018, Pilibhit: Commissioners and district magistrates across Uttar Pradesh have been directed to protect land and properties of sugarcane development societies from the mafia. An order to this effect was issued by principal secretary,…

Sugarcane crushing in Sanjivani factory hit as pump develops snag

The Navhind Times – 16 February 2018: The failure in condenser pump of the state’s lone sugar factory Sanjivani sugar factory at Dharbandora has resulted in three-day shutdown in the factory thereby bringing a halt to the crushing in its…

UP State produced 62.71 lakh tonnes of sugar

Daily Pioneer – 15 February 2018: Uttar Pradesh has produced a record 62.71 lakh tonnes of sugar during the current sugarcane crushing season with a recovery of 10.35 per cent – the highest in recent years. A government spokesman said…

Mills refuse ‘normal’ variety cane, farmers threaten to set crop on fire

Times of India – 15 February 2018, BIJNOR: As sugar mills of the district refused purchase the “normal” and “reject” variety of sugarcane, which produce less sugar than the “early” variety, farmers threatened to burn their crop. On Tuesday, they…

Plea to maintain sugar prices at steady levels

India Today – 15 February 2018: A section of the sugar industry has sought government intervention to maintain ex-factory prices at a fair level so that it did not fall below the cane purchase prices to prevent a huge outstanding…

Sugar prices firm up after Government imposes stock limits, hikes import duty

Hindu Business Line – 15 February 2018: Sugar prices have firmed up by nearly 15 per cent in the past one week on the back of the Centre’s move to impose stockholding limit on mills. The move coupled with the…

Madras High Court upholds Industrial Tribunal’s order on sale of sugar factory to EID Parry

The New Indian Express – 14 February 2018,CHENNAI: The Madras High Court has upheld an order of the Industrial Tribunal, Chennai, in 2008, holding that the sale of the sugar factory of Nava Bharat Ferro Alloys Limited at Pugalur to…

Maharashtra farmer bodies threaten agitation over sugarcane payments

Financial Express – 13 February 2018: Farmer organisations in Maharashtra are on the warpath on the issue of cane payments and have threatened agitations to get the entire payment as promised at the start of the season. The Swabhimani Shetkari…

Import duty hike: Sindh government’s subsidy offer prompts India’s sugar move

Financial Express – 14 February 2018: A recent announcement by the Sindh government to offer a subsidy for sugar exports — on top of another dole-out by the federal government of Pakistan — to cut a massive inventory, was the…