Farmers’ union marches in protest, demands payment for sugarcaneFarmers’ union marches in protest, demands payment for sugarcane

Times of India – 19 September 2017, Mohali: A large number of farmers, led by Bhartiya Kisan Union (), Lakhowal, marched from Gurdwara Amb Sahib of Phase VIII towards Chandigarh The farmers tried to move towards the chief minister’s house…

Maha: Crushing season to start from 1 November (Marathi News)

Maharashtra Times – 19 September 2017:वसंतदादा शुगर इन्स्टिट्यूटमध्ये झालेल्या बैठकीत एक नोव्हेंबरपासून साखर कारखाने सुरू करण्याचा निर्णय घेतला आहे. तसेच कर्नाटकात जाणारा ऊस रोखण्यासाठी मुख्यमंत्री देवेंद्र फडणवीस यांच्याकडे शिष्टमंडळाद्वारे भेट घेणार आहे, अशी माहिती कोल्हापूर जिल्हा मध्यवर्ती सहकारी बँकेचे चेअरमन…

Raw sugar import to ease shortage

Hindu Business Line – 19 September 2017: With Tamil Nadu facing a shortfall in sugar production in 2017-18 (October-September), local markets are witnessing the arrival of stocks from Karnataka and Maharashtra. The State’s annual estimated consumption is 12-15-lakh tonnes ,…

TN sugar sector hits sweet spot after 3 years of bitter harvest

Hindu Business Line – 19 September 2017: The recent wet spell, it appears, has come as a ray of hope for sugar mills in Tamil Nadu. “Though not immediately, we hope things will look up in the next two years,”…

UP: Bahraich Sugar mill’s crushing to start in November (Hindi News)

दैनिक जागरण – 18 September 2017, बहराइच : जरवलरोड स्थित आईपीएल चीनी मिल में पेराई सत्र नवंबर माह में शुरू होगा। इससे किसानों को गेहूं बोने में आसानी होगी। मिल के नवागंतुक महाप्रबंधक एके ¨सह ने बताया कि गन्ना किसानों…

Sugarcane Committees to audit from CAG: Rana (Hindi News)

नवभारत टाइम्स – 16 Spetmber 2017, विस, मेरठ : प्रदेश के गन्ना राज्यमंत्री सुरेश राणा ने बिजनौर में कहा कि प्रदेश सरकार ने तय कर दिया है कि गन्ना किसानों को हर हाल में उनकी उपज का समय पर भुगतान…

Maha: Sugarcane makes the mighty Bhima weak

Times of India – 18 September 2017, NAGPUR: Maharashtra’s second longest river, the Bhima, perhaps serves sugarcane plantations and sugar mills more than the human population of the state. Consider this: a staggering 273 dams have been built in the…

Co 205 sugarcane variety turns 100

Hindu Business Line – 15 September 2017:The Sugarcane Breeding Institute (SBI) is organising an international symposium – SucroSym 2017 – from September 18 to 21 in Coimbatore. The symposium is to commemorate the 100th year of release of Co 205,…

Maharashtra cane crop reels under white grub pest attack

Hindu Business Line – 15 September 2017: Sugarcane crop in South and Central Maharashtra, the key growing regions, has suffered extensive damage due to pest attacks, and yields could dip by 10-15 per cent in the twin regions, causing extensive loss…

Sugar power turns into bitter tiff between Maharashtra government, mills

Financial Express – 15 September 2017: The impasse between the Maharashtra government and sugar millers on Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) for co-generation projects continues. Maharashtra cooperation minister Subhash Deshmukh has asked the sugar millers to seek fair rates for power…