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Sugar stocks surge as govt plans to hike import duty to 15%

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 14:14

Sugar stocks on Friday rose by over 5 percent on reports that the government plans to increase import duty to 15 percent from the current 10 per percent.

Sugar decontrol buzz gains momentum!

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 14:15

The Union Cabinet is likely to consider the long-standing sugar decontrol proposal this week. But, can the government bite the bullet on an issue which is politically contentious and dear to sugarcane farmers in the heartland?

Centre can impose President`s rule in UP: SC bar council chief

Last Updated: Monday, March 11, 2013, 00:38

Attacking UP govt over pending dues of sugarcane farmers, SC Bar Association said Centre can impose President`s Rule in the state.

Sugar mills owe Rs 9,340 cr to farmers for current mkt yr

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 19:53

Payments worth Rs 199.23 crore were still pending for the 2011-12 marketing year, and Rs 289.65 crore for 2010-11 and earlier, taking the total cane price arrears to Rs 9,828 crore.

Govt hikes sugarcane FRP by 23.5% to Rs 210/quintal for 2013-14

Last Updated: Thursday, January 31, 2013, 14:20

The government on Thursday increased the sugarcane price that mills are required to pay to farmers by 23.5 percent to Rs 210 per quintal for the year starting October 2013.

Nitish blames Centre for poor industrial growth of Bihar

Last Updated: Friday, January 18, 2013, 23:23

In spite of abundance of sugarcane production in Bihar it could not develop sugar industries, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said.

Former Army chief VK Singh condemns police firing on farmers

Last Updated: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 11:49

Former Army chief V K Singh condemned recent police firing on protesting farmers in Maharashtra and demanded that the state take responsibility for the delay in carrying out negotiation of cane price.

Sugarcane farmers` agitation enters ninth day

Last Updated: Thursday, November 15, 2012, 09:32

The agitation by sugarcane growers in parts of Maharashtra entered into ninth day on Thursday.

Sugarcane farmers clash with police in Maharashtra

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12:39

Fresh violence broke out in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra on Wednesday.

VK Singh threatens to gherao Parliament

Last Updated: Friday, November 02, 2012, 18:08

Former Army Chief VK Singh on Friday took his protest against the Central government a step further.

CCEA nod for 17% hike in sugarcane price for 2012-13

Last Updated: Friday, July 20, 2012, 16:54

The government on Friday said it has approved 17 percent hike in sugarcane price, that mills pay to farmers, to Rs 170 per quintal for 2012-13.

Govt approves 17% hike in sugarcane price for 2012-13 marketing year

Last Updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012, 22:46

The government Thursday approved a 17 percent hike in sugarcane price that mills pay to farmers to Rs 170 per quintal for 2012-13.