Cane farmers protested against Shamli Sugar Mill (Hindi News)

नवभारत टाइम्स – 24 January 2018: गन्ने का बकाया भुगतान करने की मांग को लेकर मंगलवार को किसानों और महिलाओं ने शामली शुगर मिल पर प्रदर्शन किया। किसानों के शुगर मिल पहुंचते ही मिल कर्मचारी कामकाज छोड़कर फरार हो गए।…

Sugar problem: Create a cane-farmers welfare fund

Financial Express – 24 January 2018: In the first part of this series (goo.gl/Fot1HW), I had mentioned the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) has, for the last four years, continuously recommended creation of a fund for the welfare…

UP likely to give Rs 20 billion dole to sick government sugar mills

Business Standard – 21 January 2018: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is likely to invest almost Rs 20 billion to revive government sector sugar mills. While, the government has already approved revival package of Rs 7.15 billion for…

UP: Sugar mills owes Rs. 1922cr cane dues in current season (Hindi News)

अमर उजाला – 23 January 2018: चीनी मिलों ने पेराई सत्र के प्रारंभ में गन्ना मूल्य भुगतान की जो रफ्तार दिखाई थी वह अब धीमी पड़ गई है। नतीजतन, बकाया भुगतान का आंकड़ा बढ़ने लगा है। अभी तक चालू पेराई…

Sugar problem: Resolve cane price-sugar realisations mismatch

Financial Express – 23 January 2018: Around 5 crore Indian farmers and their family members grow sugarcane for 12-18 months on around 50 lakh hectares of land. A ratoon of 1-2 years, when farmers don’t have to put fresh seed,…

‘Sugarcane Breeding Institute not to be merged or closed’

Times of India – 20 January 2018: COIMBATORE: The Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI) will not be shutdown or merged with other institutions, Central government officials clarified in a letter to Coimbatore MP P Nagarajan. There were apprehensions among the scientists…

TN Sugarcane farmers demand early settlement of dues

The Hindu – 20 January 2018: A few cane growers questioned the delay in payment of dues for the sugarcane supplied to the mills during the farmers’ grievance day meeting held on Friday. At the meeting chaired by Collector S.A….

Maharashtra gur makers want govt to interfere as cane rates rise

Economic Times – 17 January 2018, PUNE: Prices of gur (jaggery) have declined in most parts of the country, in line with the downward trend in sugar prices, but gur manufacturers in Maharashtra have been hit hard due to high…

Cane price control: Sugar producers pay the price of reform

Business Standard – 16 January 2018: As the crushing of cane reaches its seasonal peak in India and around the world, the Indian sugar industry presents the disturbing picture of the government controlling cane prices while the revenues that crushing…

We have not been fully paid, say cane farmers

The Hindu – 15 January 2018: Alleging that the private sugar mills in Tamil Nadu have not fully paid the farmers the State Assured Price (SAP) for the sugarcane procured in the past four years, the Tamil Nadu Sugarcane Growers’…