India’s sugar output could fall 20 percent to the lowest level in three years in 2019/20 after a drought last year forced farmers to curb their cane planting and as floods this year damaged crops in key growing areas, a senior industry official said on Thursday
Govt hikes ethanol procurement price for fuel blending; move may cut oil import bill by $1 bn annually
The government on Tuesday announced an increase in the price of ethanol procured by public sector oil marketing companies for one year starting December
Cabinet clears Rs 6,268-cr sugar export subsidy; move will help mills in clearing huge sugarcane arrears to farmers
The government on Wednesday announced a Rs 6,268 crore subsidy for export of 6 million tonnes of sugar during the 2019-20 marketing year starting October in order to liquidate surplus domestic stock and help mills in clearing huge sugarcane arrears to farmers
According to reports, the average Indian consumes as much as 20 kg of sugar annually, just shy of the global average of 25 kg!
Govt notifies sugar export quota of 10,000 tonne to EU at concessional rates for 12-month period beginning October
The government has fixed an export quota of 10,000 tonne of white/raw sugar to the European Union (EU) under a provision for a 12-month period beginning October
India to keep sugar export subsidies even as rivals complain to WTO; govt likely to make changes in providing incentives
Years of bumper cane harvests and record sugar production have hammered Indian sugar prices, making it hard for mills to pay money owed to farmers, who form an influential voting bloc.
Indian govt’s subsidies distorting global sugar markets, alleges Brazil; knocks on WTO door for help
Brazil alleges that the Indian government has taken actions that distort global sugar markets.
State governments given power to jail sugar mill owners who fail to pay dues to farmers, Ram Vilas Paswan tells Lok Sabha
The Centre on Tuesday said the state governments have been given powers to put owners of sugar mills behind bars if they failed to clear the sugarcane dues to the farmers
India's sugar production is likely to decline 8.4 percent to 30.3 million tonnes for the second straight year in the 2019-20 marketing year that would begin from October because of likely fall in sugarcane output, a latest USDA report said
India to produce record sugar in 2018-19, stocks to rise further; govt may continue incentives for exports: ISMA
India’s money-losing sugar mills have run up a record $4.38 billion in arrears to 50 million cane farmers, who have gone unpaid for their produce for more than a year.
Sugar output in India has reached 32.11 million tonnes in the first seven months of the ongoing marketing year that started October 2018, and the total production could touch a new record of 33 million tonnes, the industry body ISMA said on Friday
Sugar mills struggle to export surplus as overseas prices fall; strengthening rupee makes shipments unattractive
Lower shipments from the world’s No. 2 sugar producer could support global prices that fell more than 20 percent in 2018
India's October-December sugar output rises 7% as mills in Maharashtra, Karnataka start operations early
Output in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the country’s biggest producer of sugar, stood at 3.1 million tonnes, down nearly 7 percent from a year ago.
Sensors measure glucose in saliva making sugar level monitoring pain-free for diabetics.
India, the world's second biggest producer, is likely to produce 31.5 million tonnes of sugar in 2018-19 marketing year, slightly lower than 32.5 million tonnes last year.
While India is the world's largest sugar producer with a huge quantity of exportable surplus, Indonesia is a major producer of edible oils, particularly palm.
India plans to export two million tonnes of raw sugar to China beginning next year
The Union Cabinet did not consider on Wednesday Rs 4,500 crore plan to more than double the production assistance paid to sugarcane farmers and transport subsidy to sugar exporting mills
Sugarcane arrears to farmers have come down due to various measures were taken by the government to help the sugar industry, Parliament was informed on Tuesday
So far, sugar mills were allowed to manufacture ethanol from by-product called C-molasses, after sugar was taken out while processing raw cane juice