Apathy of previous governments forced farmers to commit suicide: Yogi Adityanath
Adityanath said the state government was aiming to open Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) in all gram panchayats that will bring about a major change in the agriculture sector and help farmers in many ways.
Improvement in prices, govt sops to support sugar mills’ profitability in near term: ICRA
Further, the decline in the sugar production along...
NBHC comes out with its final 2019-20 kharif crop estimates, most of the crops show decline
The total oil seeds production is estimated to be...
PSU banks may adopt new corp lending practice
Banks may migrate to cashflow-based lending for working capital loans from the earlier asset-based funding model.
Sugar output drops 35% to 4.58 million tonne till Dec 15: ISMA
Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. Mills had manufactured 7.05 million tonne of sugar in the same period of the 2018-19 marketing year. According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), 406 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane as on December 15, as against 473 mills on the year-ago same day.
Agriculture crisis one of country’s biggest problems: Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari said the government was focussed on diversification of agriculture into energy and power, and industry must also invest in rural and agricultural sectors to create employment and diversify wealth generation. He said pollution of the air and water, and India’s crude oil import bill, and agricultural crisis were the country’s three major problems today.
President's Rule in Maharashtra creates uncertainty about starting of crushing season
The sugar commissioner’s office issues licences to sugar mills to begin operations after this date after checking that the mills have fulfilled all their legal obligations and cleared the dues of cane farmers. Mills that begin their operations before the date determined by the government have to pay a fine.
UP sugar mills not interested in converting old sugar to ethanol
However, mills in Uttar Pradesh, the top sugar-producing state, are not keen on converting old stocks to ethanol. In Maharashtra, they are undecided about the benefits of the scheme, even though the state’s sugar industry had pushed for permission to convert old sugar into ethanol.
As stress on water increases, sugarcane farmers in UP save 275 billion litres in 3 years
Acknowledging the need to cut down on water requirements and increase productivity, DCM Shriram conceptualised a multi-stakeholder programme...
Sugarcane farmers in UP were trained to conserve water. 275 billion litre was saved in 3 years
Sugar, which is one of the most water intensive crops, is dependent on the scarce resource for cultivation. Simple innovations in the sugarcane fields of Uttar Pradesh have produced staggering results in water conservation and also upped productivity.
Alcohol manufacturers plead NITI Aayog for import duty exemption on ENA
The alcohol manufacturers have pleaded that there is a massive shortage in domestic supplies of ENA following diversion of ethyl alcohol for bio-fuel blending by oil marketing companies (OMCs) in the country.
India to export 4 million tonnes of sugar, says Marex Spectron
The survey tried to answer three burning questions in front of the global sugar industry, which include the anticipated Indian sugar production during 2019/ 20, the anticipated exports from country and anticipated sugar production of Thailand.
Three Belagavi constituencies key to BS Yediyurappa's survival
Of the 18 assembly constituencies in Belagavi district, the BJP could win only nine. With barely a week left for the by election critical for the BJP regime in the state, the party is going all out to win over voters in the three constituencies of the district.
Indian sugar export dispatches hit 2 lakh tonnes, says ISMA
During the current 2019-20 season, sugar production as on November 15 was 4.85 lakh tonnes, as compared to 13.38 lakh tonnes produced till the same date last year. According to ISMA, the reason for lower sugar production is that sugar mills in Maharashtra have not yet started this season, as compared to 149 mills which were already operating last year during this period.
Maharashtra to begin crushing operations from Nov 22
About 80 sugar mills from Uttar Pradesh have already started crushing operations. “Mills from eastern UP may take eight to 10 days to start crushing cane as the fields there are still wet,” said Deepak Guptara, secretary general, Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association.
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