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Rahul Gandhi's UP visit a political stunt: BJP

BJP on Monday termed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's UP visit a "political stunt".

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Govt sets 4 million tonnes sugar export target for millers by Sept 2016

 In a bid to clear cane arrears of about Rs 14,000 crore to farmers, the government has given mills a target of exporting four million tonnes of the sweetener for the marketing year ending September 2016.

 

Sugarcane dues rocks UP Assembly proceedings, Opposition corners govt

Non-payment of sugarcane dues to farmers on Wednesday rocked the Uttar Pradesh Assembly proceedings with Opposition members trying to corner the state government, which blamed the Centre for not issuing the required amount to the state.

Govt eases norms for sugar mills to borrow Rs 6,000 cr soft loan

The government Wednesday eased norms for sugar mills to borrow soft loans of Rs 6,000 crore to help clear arrears of Rs 15,400 crore to sugarcane growers.

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.

Paddy sowing area up 13% this Kharif season

Area under paddy coverage has increased by 13 percent so far in this Kharif sowing season to 3.46 lakh hectares and sowing operation?s are likely to pick up with onset of monsoon in Kerala Friday.

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.

States urged to liberalize restrictions on ethanol supply

Minister of consumer affairs, food and public distribution Ram Vilas Paswan, has urged the states to liberlise restrictions on the supply of ethanol so that its blending with petrol can be encouraged to improve financial health of sugar sector and finally liquidation of cane dues of farmers.

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.

CACP recommends sugarcane FRP of Rs 230/quintal for 2015-16 season

The Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) has recommended a marginal increase in the fair and remunerative price (FRP) for sugarcane to Rs 230 per quintal for the 2015-16 season (October-September).

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.

Serious shortage of sugarcane seed next season: Expert

There will be serious shortage of sugarcane seeds in the next season in Tamil Nadu, following erratic monsoon and deficit rain for last three years, a senior official in Sugarcane Breeding Institute here, said on Saturday.

ICRA pegs domestic sugar production at 24MT in 2013-14 marketing year

Sugar production in the country is expected to decline to 24 million tonnes (MT) during sugar year 2013-14, due to reduced cane crushing in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, a ratings agency said in its latest report.

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.