Sugarcane pricing

'25% of debt-ridden sugar mills unlikely to operate next year'

Sugar industry apex body ISMA today said that about 25 per cent of over 500 mills in the country may not be in a position to start crushing operations next marketing year starting October 2015 due to huge debt and banks' reluctance to provide fresh loan.

Apr 15, 2015, 19:18 PM IST

Former Army chief VK Singh condemns police firing on farmers

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.

Nov 17, 2012, 11:49 AM IST

Talks on sugarcane pricing at all-party meet fail

Discussions on sugarcane pricing remained "inconclusive" at an all-party meeting, which was called to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament.

Nov 23, 2009, 13:53 PM IST

Government playing sugarcane politics: Mayawati

UP Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati has accused the central government of "deliberately delaying" the decision to withdraw the ordinance on sugarcane pricing in order to gain political mileage.

Nov 21, 2009, 11:26 AM IST

Government may amend `state` term in Sugar ordinance

In a bid to resolve the
problem over sugarcane pricing controversy, the Government is
understood to be toying with the idea of amending the relevant

Nov 20, 2009, 15:29 PM IST

Sugarcane issue: Parliament adjourned till Monday

Work in both houses of Parliament stalled for the second consecutive day over sugarcane prices.

Nov 20, 2009, 14:48 PM IST

Sugar mills continue to remain shut

Work continued to
remain stalled in sugar mills across western Uttar Pradesh,
with farmers refusing to sell their produce over cane prices,
even as the factories officially began their crushing season

Nov 20, 2009, 14:17 PM IST

Farmers up attack on sugarcane price, PM promises relief

Under a combined opposition
attack that stalled Lok Sabha, government promised to amend the controversial sugarcane ordinance.

Nov 20, 2009, 00:20 AM IST