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Cabinet meet on the government's purchasing price of sugarcanes

Cabinet meet on the government's purchasing price of sugarcanes. Watch this special segment and get to know more here.

Cane arrears come down to Rs 6,681 crore till November 15

Cane arrears come down to Rs 6,681 crore till November 15

The arrears to be paid by mills to sugarcane farmers have come down to Rs 6,681 crore from a peak of Rs 17,301 crore in July this year, Parliament was informed on Friday.

PM Narendra Modi on foreign trip, but I'm here with you: Rahul Gandhi to UP farmers

PM Narendra Modi on foreign trip, but I'm here with you: Rahul Gandhi to UP farmers

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Monday led a march in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district to highlight the problems being faced by sugarcane farmers.

Banks given 15 days to disburse soft loan to sugar mills

Banks given 15 days to disburse soft loan to sugar mills

Emphasising improvement on the liquidity position of sugar industry, government has given 15 more days to banks for disbursing Rs 1,900 crore soft loans to sugar mills.
 

PM meets sugarcane farmers from UP

PM meets sugarcane farmers from UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday told a group of sugarcane farmers from Uttar Pradesh that his government is working with a vision of making the farmers and the villages self-reliant and prosperous.

HC orders payment of 75% of sugarcane farmers' dues by July 15

The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that sugarcane growers in the state were paid 75 per cent of their dues by July 15 and that legal action was taken against Directors of those sugar mills which failed to pay up in compliance with the order.

Sugar mills make distress sales to pay farmers

Without any government incentive, Indian sugar is uncompetitive in world markets well supplied by low-cost producers Brazil and Thailand.

Maharashtra seeks extension of subsidy on raw sugar exports

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday met Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and sought extension of subsidy on raw sugar exports and hike in import duty on the sweetener to 40 percent to help cash-starved mills clear cane arrears to farmers.

Govt open to extending export subsidy to UP sugar mills: Paswan

Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan made it clear to mill owners that threats are not the right way to solve problems because farmers have other options and they do not have.

Govt to take steps to address sugar industry problems

Food and Civil Supplies Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the money would go directly into the accounts of farmers so as to avoid any malpractice by the mills.

Cabinet approves Rs 6,600 cr interest-free loans for sugar mills

The Cabinet on Thursday approved a proposal on providing interest-free loans of Rs 6,600 crore to the cash-starved sugar industry for making sugarcane payment to farmers.

Cabinet may tomorrow consider Rs 7,200 cr loans to sugar mills

The Cabinet is likely to consider Thursday a proposal on providing interest-free loans of Rs 7,200 crore to the cash-starved sugar industry for making sugarcane payment to farmers.

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

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.

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

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

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.