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.

Drip irrigation to be promoted among Maharashtra sugarcane farmers

Maharashtra's sugarcane farmers will be asked to strictly use drip irrigation by this year end in order to tide over severe drought that has hit many parts of the state, Water Resources Minister Girish Mahajan said.

Sharad Pawar asks PM to help sugarcane farmers, milk suppliers

 Extending his party's support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's development agenda, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday urged him to come up with ways to increase the export of sugar.

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.

SC dismisses banks' plea on recovering dues from cane farmers

The Supreme Court has dismissed the pleas of State Bank of India and Punjab National Bank which had challenged an Allahabad High Court order directing sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh to sell the sugar stock to reclaim their dues from 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.

Akhilesh Yadav blames Centre for bad condition of UP sugar mills

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday blamed the Centre for pitiable condition of sugar mills in the state.

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.

Take immediate steps to pay sugarcane farmers` dues: HC to UP

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to take "immediate steps" to pay the outstanding dues to sugarcane farmers of the state by the sugar mills.

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.

UP sugar cane farmers launch agitation

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.

Sugar decontrol buzz gains momentum!

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

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

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.