Police firing on Aurangabad sugarcane growers: Day after, villagers say they never saw such violence

The Indian Express – 17 November 2017: A day after two farmers were injured in police firing during an agitation by sugarcane growers, an uneasy calm hangs over Telwadi village in Paithan taluka of Aurangabad. At Uddhav Vikram Mapari’s house,…

Haryana cooperative sugar mills produced 59,980 quintal sugar

United News of India – 16 November 2017, Chandigarh: The cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have so far produced 59,980 quintal sugar by crushing 13.67 lakh quintal sugarcane during the current crushing season. An official spokesman on Thursday said Cooperative…

Sugarcane farmers’ stir turns violent in Ahmednagar

The Hindu – 16 November 2017: An agitation by sugarcane farmers, who were demanding an increase in the fair and remunerative price (FRP), took a violent turn in Shevgaon region on Wednesday with police firing plastic bullets, lobbing teargas and…

Surplus sugarcane crop sends molasses price crashing in UP

Indiainfoline – 16 November 2017: With over two million tonnes of surplus molasses, Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are looking at non-traditional markets for remunerative disposal. Mills in UP are looking at non-traditional but high demand markets of Andhra Pradesh…

Two farmers hurt as sugarcane stir turns violent in Maha

India Today – 15 November 2017, Mumbai (PTI): An agitation by farmers seeking Rs 3,100 per tonne for sugarcane produce turned violent in Maharashtras Ahmednagar and Aurangabad districts today, with agitators clashing with police who burst teargas shells and fired…

Sugarcane farmers in Punjab launch ‘rail roko’, ‘blockage of NH1’ movement

Times Now – 16 November 2017: Adding to what some define as the agrarian crisis cultivating in India, cane farmers of the Doaba Sangharsh Committee in Punjab have decided to launch a ‘rail roko’ and ‘blockade of NH1’ movement for…

Nutricane Beverages launches OMG!, first bottled sugarcane juice brand

fnbnews.com – 16 November 2017: Nutricane Beverages Pvt Ltd, a young company committed to creating natural beverages in India, has launched its first bottled sugarcane juice brand, OMG! (Oh My Ganna). It has a non-refrigerated shelf life without the addition…

Talks fail, sugarcane growers firm on ‘indefinite’ stir from today

The Indian Express – 15 November 2017: Despite release of Rs 25 crore towards pending dues of Rs 70 crore of sugarcane growers, cane farmers of Doaba Sangharsh Committee are adamant that they will organise a rail roko and blockade…

Punjab releases Rs 25 cr against arrears to cane growers, balance to be released soon

United News of India – 15 November 2017, Chandigarh: Punjab government has released Rs 25 crore against arrears to sugarcane growers, with the assurance that the balance would be released soon. Acting on Chief Minister Capt Amarinder’s directives, the Finance…

Fix sugarcane price at Rs 350/quintal in Punjab: Partap Bajwa to Punjab CM Capt Amarinder

Hindustan Times – 14 November 2017: Rajya Sabha MP Partap Singh Bajwa on Monday appealed to Punjab chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh to increase the state assured price (SAP) of the sugarcane crop to Rs 350 a quintal. Bajwa said…