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

Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 16:45

The ministers also suggested recasting of loans taken by mills as per Reserve Bank norms, incentives to produce 4 million tonnes of raw sugar and setting up of buffer stock, besides doubling ethanol-blending in petrol to 10 percent.

Sugarcane growers` plight rocks UP Council, state-wide protests held

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 21:30

Sugarcane growers` plight in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rocked the Legislative Council amid widespread protests in several parts of the state, even as another farmer allegedly committed suicide in Lakhimpur Kheri.

Sugarcane farmer commits suicide in UP

Last Updated: Thursday, December 05, 2013, 15:14

A sugarcane farmer of Pakaria village here has allegedly committed suicide, officials said Thursday.

Siddaramaiah to discuss sugarcane growers issue with Centre

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 21:42

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today said he is visiting New Delhi on December 6 to attend a meeting convened by Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar to discuss sugarcane growers issues.

Maharashtra to get `sugarcane control board`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 19:56

Maharashtra Cabinet on Wednesday approved government`s decision to set up a `sugarcane control board`.

BJP leaders meet UP Governor over sugarcane prices

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 04, 2013, 13:51

A delegation of BJP leaders today met Uttar Pradesh Governor B L Joshi and requested him to direct the state government to fix cane price at Rs 325 per quintal and ensure that farmers are paid their dues with interest.

BJP steps up fight for Uttar Pradesh cane growers

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 09:25

Bharatiya Janata Party president Rajnath Singh will visit the bereaved family of a sugarcane farmer in Lakhimpur Kheri area of Uttar Pradesh who committed suicide due to heavy debts.

BJP asks government to provide relief to sugarcane growers

Last Updated: Monday, December 02, 2013, 00:46

In the wake of a sugarcane farmer committing suicide in Uttar Pradesh, BJP asked PM to provide necessary relief to cane growers in UP, Maharashtra and Karnataka and ensure that their dues are paid.

RLD protests demand immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 22:46

Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal on Sunday organised "chakka jam" in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, demanding immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing by mills, remunerative price to farmers.

UP sugar cane farmers launch agitation

Last Updated: Friday, November 29, 2013, 21:35

Sugarcane growers on Friday launched protest here over suicide case of a farmer while demanding immediate starting of crushing private mills and compensation to the farmer.

UP govt offers sops to sugar mills; warns of action

Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 19:05

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

Sugarcane farmers begins indefinite fast in UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 26, 2013, 18:54

Over two dozen sugarcane farmers associated with the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) on Tuesday began an indefinite fast at Nasiruddin Mauji Bhawan, housing several government offices, here to press for their demand of earliest opening of sugar factories.