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Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis

Apr 20, 2016

Marathwada's drought: History of state's sugarcane addiction long precedes the water crisis

While the sugarcane crop might be at the centre of a debate at present with Marathwada reeling under an unprecedented drought, its history in Maharashtra goes way back. #ConnectTheDots #Maharashtra #Sugarcane #Beed #Water shortage #Latur #Amit Deshmukh #Agrarian crisis #MarathwadaDrought #drip irrigation
Marathwada's drought: Region is parched, impoverished and desperate, but it's a crisis of its own making

Apr 06, 2016

Marathwada's drought: Region is parched, impoverished and desperate, but it's a crisis of its own making

The cries for water and the spurt in suicides in parched Marathwada are just some of the sharp manifestations of the rot that threatens to tear the state apart #Prithviraj Chavan #Maharashtra #Vidarbha #Sugarcane #Drought #Marathwada #GroundReport #MarathwadaDrought #sugar barons
As water woes hit Maharashtra, government considers ban on water-guzzling sugarcane

Sep 07, 2015

As water woes hit Maharashtra, government considers ban on water-guzzling sugarcane

With several parts of the state being hit by drought conditions, the Maharashtra government may ban the sowing of the sugarcane crop in its effort to prioritize the usage of water. #NewsTracker #Maharashtra #Sugarcane #Drought #Marathwada #Eknath Khadse #Devendra Fadnavis #Agriculture in Maharashtra
FY15 foodgrains production estimated to fall by 3% due to erratic rain

Feb 18, 2015

FY15 foodgrains production estimated to fall by 3% due to erratic rain

foodgrains production is estimated to fall by three percent to 257.07 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year on expected decline in output of rice, coarse cereals and pulses due to erratic rain. #GDP #Agriculture #Central Statistical Organisation #Sugarcane #Oilseeds #foodgrain production #Agriculture Ministry
Pawar takes on Centre, Maharashtra govt, demands funds for sugar factories

Jan 15, 2015

Pawar takes on Centre, Maharashtra govt, demands funds for sugar factories

Supporting the lobby of sugar factories for their inability to give Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) to sugarcane farmers, the NCP president Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that union and state government must take the issue seriously and provide the financial assistance to sugar factories for giving the FRP to farmers. #Sugar #Sharad Pawar #TheySaidIt #Maharashtra #Sugarcane #FRP
Sugar mills get Rs 6,420 cr from banks to clear farmers' dues

Dec 19, 2014

Sugar mills get Rs 6,420 cr from banks to clear farmers' dues

Banks have disbursed Rs 6,420 crore interest free loans to 443 sugar mills for clearing the payment to sugarcane farmers, Parliament was informed today. #Sugar #Banks #SBI #Maharashtra #farmers #dues #Sugarcane #Production #isma #up mills
Sugar mills likely to get Rs 7,200 cr bailout package from govt

Dec 11, 2013

Sugar mills likely to get Rs 7,200 cr bailout package from govt

Thomas said that it has been decided that loans worth Rs 7,200 crore would be provided by banks to the sugar industry exclusively for payment of sugarcane growers. #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #K.V. Thomas #Sugarcane
PM panel recommends Rs 7,200 cr interest-free loans to sugar mills

Dec 06, 2013

PM panel recommends Rs 7,200 cr interest-free loans to sugar mills

A ministerial panel set up by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday recommended a bailout package for the sugar industry that includes Rs 7,200 crore of interest-free bank loans to pay dues to sugarcane growers. #Manmohan Singh #Sharad Pawar #NewsTracker #Sugarcane
UP sugar crisis: Impasse over cane crushing ends, millers agree to Rs 280 price

Dec 02, 2013

UP sugar crisis: Impasse over cane crushing ends, millers agree to Rs 280 price

Announcing tax breaks to end the impasse in the sugar industry, Uttar Pradesh government on November 28 warned sugar mills of legal action if they did not start operations by next week.

#Uttar Pradesh #Sugar #Sugarcane #Cane #Millers