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In locked-down Maharashtra, sugarcane field labourers' lives are upturned by rising debt, inability to access education
India

In locked-down Maharashtra, sugarcane field labourers' lives are upturned by rising debt, inability to access education

Countless young people in Maharashtra, whose families are engaged in cutting sugarcane, are faced with the reality of entering into an endless cycle of debt, labour in the fields, and eventually being forced to discontinue their education.

Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study
India

Oppressed for generations, women cane cutters in Maharashtra continue to work in inhuman conditions, shows study

Women cane cutters are required to work for 13 to 18 hours a day without any weekly rest day. They work even during illness, menstruation, pregnancy or delivery, which affects their health, the study said

India exports 33.5 lakh tonne sugar so far in 2019-20 marketing year; Centre takes measures to help sugar mills clear cane dues
Business

India exports 33.5 lakh tonne sugar so far in 2019-20 marketing year; Centre takes measures to help sugar mills clear cane dues

According to AISTA, mills exported 33,49,132 tonnes of sugar from 1 October 2019 till 4 May 2020.

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon
Business

Govt sets foodgrain production target at record 298.3 mn tons for 2020-21 crop year on hopes of normal monsoon

The agriculture ministry aims to increase foodgrain production by 6.35 million tonnes to record 298.3 million tonnes in the 2020-21 crop year riding high on hopes of normal monsoon

India's sugar output revises upward by 2% to 26.5 million tonnes for 2019-20: Industry body ISMA
Business

India's sugar output revises upward by 2% to 26.5 million tonnes for 2019-20: Industry body ISMA

Industry body ISMA on Tuesday revised the country's sugar production upward by two percent to 26.5 million tonnes for the ongoing 2019-20 marketing year, much lower than last year but enough to meet the local demand

Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains
Business

Govt pegs wheat production at record 106.21 mn tonne in 2019-20 on increase in acreage, good monsoon rains

Wheat production has been estimated at a record level for this year as acreage under wheat crop has increased substantially due to better soil moisture following good monsoon rains.

India's sugar output declines 64% till 15 November in ongoing marketing year: Industry body ISMA
Business

India's sugar output declines 64% till 15 November in ongoing marketing year: Industry body ISMA

India's sugar production declined 64 percent to 4.85 lakh tonnes till 15 November in the current marketing year that started last month as mills in Maharashtra have not yet begun their operations, industry body ISMA said on Wednesday

Govt's Rs 15,000-cr soft loan scheme to sugar mills moving at snail's pace: Industry experts
Business

Govt's Rs 15,000-cr soft loan scheme to sugar mills moving at snail's pace: Industry experts

The government's Rs 15,000-crore soft loan programme for sugar mills to set up ethanol units is moving at a very slow pace as banks have so far disbursed only about Rs 800 crore, industry experts have said

Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body
Business

Drought, floods could slash Indian sugar output to three-year low: Trade body

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
Business

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
Business

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

Cane arrears decline to Rs 15,222 cr so far in 2018-19: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan
Business

Cane arrears decline to Rs 15,222 cr so far in 2018-19: Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan

Cane dues to be paid by sugar mills to farmers has come down to Rs 15,222 crore so far in the marketing year 2018-19, that will end in September, because of government's intervention, Parliament was informed on Tuesday

The bittersweet truth of sugarcane in Maharashtra
Politics

The bittersweet truth of sugarcane in Maharashtra

Sugarcane farming is the main reason for low coverage of irrigation in Maharashtra though the state has the largest number of irrigation projects

Farmer suicides in Marathwada: Chronic drought, patchy implementation of govt schemes still plague cultivators
India

Farmer suicides in Marathwada: Chronic drought, patchy implementation of govt schemes still plague cultivators

The first three months of 2019 have seen 29 farmers committing suicide, or one farmer killing himself every two days, in Beed district of Marathwada.

Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness
India

Leopard cub reunited with mother in Satara following 7-day operation; forest officials call for more awareness

In the span of seven days, rigorous efforts were made by wildlife professionals to reunite a leopard cub with her mother.

Sugar mills owe record $4.38 bn to cane growers; huge inventories adversely affect paying capacity
Business

Sugar mills owe record $4.38 bn to cane growers; huge inventories adversely affect paying capacity

As cane harvests jumped, domestic sugar prices fell 20 percent over the past two years, with sugar mills often complaining about prices falling below their production costs.

Ethanol blending with petrol likely to reach 7.2% in 2018-19 season from 4.2% last year
Business

Ethanol blending with petrol likely to reach 7.2% in 2018-19 season from 4.2% last year

The new Biofuel Policy 2018 has fixed a target of achieving 20 percent ethanol blending with petrol by 2030.

Sugarcane reinvented as 'energycane' could be future of cane industry, renewables
science

Sugarcane reinvented as 'energycane' could be future of cane industry, renewables

Sugarcane needs to be reinvented with a wider range of uses & thrive as a promising renewables source.

8 trains cancelled, 24 diverted as farmers block Amritsar-Delhi line; loan waiver, payment of sugarcane crop among key demands
India

8 trains cancelled, 24 diverted as farmers block Amritsar-Delhi line; loan waiver, payment of sugarcane crop among key demands

Eight trains were cancelled and 24 were diverted on Tuesday as farmers continued their protest on the Amritsar-Delhi rail track in Jandiala in Amritsar

Farmers attack sugar factories in Maharashtra, set few on fire over delay in payments, better prices for their produce
India

Farmers attack sugar factories in Maharashtra, set few on fire over delay in payments, better prices for their produce

Angry over delay in payments, farmers attacked offices of sugar factories in Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra and set some of them ablaze, the police said on Sunday.