Sugar mills, farmers stress to continue despite increase in prices

Business Standard – 14 February 2018: Woes of Indian Sugar Industry and farmers don’t seem to have an end despite government measures like imposing import duty and limiting the release of sugar in the market by mills. The measures did…

Sugar prices soar on frantic buying, tight supply

Outlook India – 12 February 2018: Sugar prices jumped up to Rs 230 per quintal at the wholesale market in the national capital today on tight supplies from mills amid immense buying by stockists and bulk consumers. Marketmen said, brisk…

Cane crushing, sugar production to increase in Maha this year

Outlook India – 11 February 2018: Officials from the state’s Sugar Commissionerate said that sugar mills in the state had revised their estimate of sugarcane crushing in the current season to 800 lakh tonnes by April this year from the…

Now, a way to make sugarcane seeds sprout fast

The New Indian Express – 10 February 2018, HYDERABAD: Sugarcane scientists from the Professor Jayashankar agricultural university showcased their findings on improving germination, harvesting and means to improve farmer income at the Agritech south 2018 exhibition on the university campus….

Marathwada Diary: With farm returns falling, farmers brave health risks, low wages to toil as labourers in sugarcane fields

Firstpost- 9 February 2018: Parth MN is travelling across Maharashtra’s Marathwada region on a People’s Archive of Rural India fellowship to chronicle agrarian issues in the region, over a period of 6-8 months. Firstpost will reproduce his reports as and…

Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd’s Q3FY18 standalone net profit declines 64.94% yoy to Rs61.42cr

Indiainfoline – 9 February 2018: Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd’s revenue for Q3FY18 came in at Rs1,001.91cr, up by 6.9% yoy. The operating profit for the quarter came in at Rs109.41cr, which declined significantly 55.6% yoy. The EBITDA margin contracted by…

Govt fixing sugar release quota for mills to arrest falling prices

Business Standard – 8 February 2018 The Centre is looking to cap the amount of sugar mills can sell in the open market. This is to prevent sugar prices from falling sharply, which, in turn, would help mills in making…

Philippines team in Bijnor to learn cane cultivation

Times of India – 7 February 2018, BIJNOR: A team from Philippines visited Bijnor on Wednesday to study the patterns of sugarcane cultivation in the district which has the highest recovery rate in the state. A delegation from Philippines, led…

Sugar firms up on sustained demand

BW Businessworld – 6 February 2018, Mumbai Prices of both varieties of sugar firmed up at the Vashi wholesale market here today on sustained demand from stockists and bulk consumers. Small sugar (S-30) gained further by Rs 6/20 per quintal…

India’s Maharashtra proposes buying quarter of state sugar to support prices

Reuters India– 6 February 2018, MUMBAI (Reuters) – India’s second-biggest sugar producer Maharashtra plans to buy a quarter of the state’s output to arrest falling prices for the sweetener, a state minister told Reuters, a move that would require $1…