25 farmers committed suicide in Karnataka since June: CM Siddaramaiah

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday said that twenty-five farmers have committed suicide in Karnataka since last month.

Karnataka session beginning Monday expected to be stormy

Opposition BJP and JDS are set to confront the Congress government on a host of issues, including farmers' suicide, as the monsoon session of Karnataka legislature begins here Monday.

Biofuel from sugarcane to power planes

A team of researchers that includes a number of Indian origin scientists has developed a process for producing drop-in aviation biofuel from sugarcane.

Centre nudges states for Rs 20k-cr cane dues clearance

 Worried about huge cane arrear of Rs 20,000 crore to farmers, the Centre on Thursday asked sugar-producing states, including Uttar Pradesh, to take all possible measures to facilitate payment of dues.

Sugarcane farmer kills self in Meerut

A 50-year-old sugarcane farmer in the district allegedly committed suicide with his kin claiming that he was upset over debts and non-payment of dues by a sugar mill.

UP DMs issued contempt notices over sugarcane dues

The Allahabad High Court has issued contempt notices to 10 district magistrates in Uttar Pradesh for non-compliance of its earlier order on payment of cane dues to farmers, an official said on Wednesday.

UP farmers protest against unchanged sugarcane prices

The farmers burnt sugarcane here on Saturday as they staged a protest against the state government for keeping the prices of unchanged for the third year in a row.

Missing student's body found in Lakhimpur; cousin arrested

Mutilated body of a 16-year- old student, missing since last week, was on Saturday found from a sugarcane field here, following which his cousin has been arrested, police said.

UP farmers block highways over non-payment of arrears

Farmers in western Uttar Pradesh blocked National Highway-58 and NH-24 at many places demanding immediate payment of their sugarcane dues.

Sugarcane price issue: BJP members stage dharna in Assembly

BJP MLAs today staged a dharna in the Assembly demanding action against sugar mill owners for not paying the State Advisory Price of Rs 2,500 per tonne with an additional incentive of Rs 150 to sugarcane 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.

Question hour in UP Assembly adjourned over cane price issue

Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh on Monday created uproar in the Assembly and forced adjournment of entire question hour, demanding increase in cane prices and payment of dues to farmers.

BKU activists booked for blocking highways

Hundreds of Bhartiya Kisan Union activists have been booked for blocking the Delhi-Dehradun National Highway and other state highways on December 5.

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

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.

Siddaramaiah to discuss sugarcane growers issue with Centre

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`

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

BJP steps up fight for Uttar Pradesh cane growers

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

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.

Sugarcane farmers begins indefinite fast in UP

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.

Nitish blames Centre for poor industrial growth of Bihar

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