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  • Sharp jump in cane costs poses challenge for sugar stocks Aug 04, 2022 01:13 PM IST

    Sharp jump in cane costs poses challenge for sugar stocks

    Central cane price rises by 5 percent, highest since FY19. Softening of international sugar prices means mills will need government support to tide over higher costs

  • Govt increases FRP of sugarcane to Rs 305/qtl for 2022–23 season Aug 03, 2022 08:10 PM IST

    Govt increases FRP of sugarcane to Rs 305/qtl for 2022–23 season

    To protect the interests of farmers, the government has also decided that there would be no deductions for sugar mills whose recovery is less than 9.5 percent.

  • Maharashtra's sugarcane crushing season to begin early this year: Official Aug 03, 2022 09:43 AM IST

    Maharashtra's sugarcane crushing season to begin early this year: Official

    The sugarcane crushing season in Maharashtra generally starts in October-November and continues till mid-April. However, in the 2021-22 season, the crushing process stretched till the end of May due to record production of the crop.

  • Watch commodities chat as Manisha and Karunya decode impact from proposal to hike sugarcane 'fair' price Jun 02, 2022 02:13 PM IST

    Watch commodities chat as Manisha and Karunya decode impact from proposal to hike sugarcane 'fair' price

    As Centre floats cabinet note on hiking fair and remunerative price which sugar mills pay farmers, what will be the impact on sugar prices? Watch this video to find out

  • Nitin Gadkari worried over excessive sugarcane yield in Solapur, fears spate in suicides Apr 26, 2022 06:26 AM IST

    Nitin Gadkari worried over excessive sugarcane yield in Solapur, fears spate in suicides

    Gadkari said that he was happy to see that the water conservation work has taken place in the Solapur district, which was once a drought-prone area.

  • India's sugar exports to hit a new high this year, says Balrampur Chini Mills CFO Pramod Patwari Mar 14, 2022 12:52 PM IST

    India's sugar exports to hit a new high this year, says Balrampur Chini Mills CFO Pramod Patwari

    Patwari said sugarcane production in Uttar Pradesh, the biggest grower in the country, would be lower this year compared to the previous year

  • No one raises issue of hiking MSP for sugarcane out of fear: Varun Gandhi Dec 22, 2021 08:57 AM IST

    No one raises issue of hiking MSP for sugarcane out of fear: Varun Gandhi

    Interacting with villagers, the MP, who was on a two-day tour of the Baheri Assembly constituency in Bareilly (a part of the Pilibhit Lok Sabha segment), said barring him, no other MLA or MP from the ruling party has the courage to raise the issue of increasing the MSP for sugarcane.

  • Hike in sugarcane prices by UP govt a joke: Rakesh Tikait Sep 27, 2021 01:28 PM IST

    Hike in sugarcane prices by UP govt a joke: Rakesh Tikait

    His remarks have come in the wake of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announcing a Rs 25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane in the state taking it to Rs 350 per quintal.

  • Increase purchase price of sugarcane further as farmers in distress: Varun Gandhi to Yogi Adityanath Sep 27, 2021 11:34 AM IST

    Increase purchase price of sugarcane further as farmers in distress: Varun Gandhi to Yogi Adityanath

    His remarks come a day after Adityanath announced a Rs 25 per quintal hike in the purchase prices of sugarcane in the state taking it to Rs 350 per quintal.

  • UP hikes sugarcane purchase price by Rs 25 per quintal Sep 26, 2021 06:50 PM IST

    UP hikes sugarcane purchase price by Rs 25 per quintal

    "The government has decided that the variety of sugarcane for which Rs 325 per quintal was paid to farmers, that price has been increased to Rs 350, which will be paid to farmers," Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said.

  • Hike in sugarcane FRP inadequate compared to rise in petrol, diesel prices: BKU chief Naresh Tikait Aug 26, 2021 10:26 AM IST

    Hike in sugarcane FRP inadequate compared to rise in petrol, diesel prices: BKU chief Naresh Tikait

    The decision was taken in the meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the decision to increase the FRP will benefit farmers as well as workers of sugar mills.

  • Cabinet hikes sugarcane price by Rs 5 per quintal Aug 25, 2021 01:43 PM IST

    Cabinet hikes sugarcane price by Rs 5 per quintal

    The Centre, in August 2020, increased the fair & remunerative price by Rs 10, bringing the amount to Rs 285 per quintal. The government had fixed Sugarcane FRP at Rs 275 per quintal for the 2019-2020 marketing year.

  • Cabinet may hike sugarcane price by Rs 5 per quintal Aug 25, 2021 12:39 PM IST

    Cabinet may hike sugarcane price by Rs 5 per quintal

    The Centre in August 2020 increased the fair & remunerative price by Rs 10, bringing the amount to Rs 285 per quintal. The government had fixed Sugarcane FRP at Rs 275 per quintal for the 2019-2020 marketing year.

  • Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs 360 per quintal as cane prices, farmers end agitation Aug 24, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    Punjab CM Amarinder Singh announces Rs 360 per quintal as cane prices, farmers end agitation

    Under the farmers' agitation, which entered its fifth day on Tuesday, the protesters had blocked a national highway and Ludhiana-Amritsar and Ludhiana-Jammu rail tracks in Jalandhar.

  • A cap on sugarcane’s use as a feedstock for ethanol? Jun 09, 2021 09:29 AM IST

    A cap on sugarcane’s use as a feedstock for ethanol?

  • Supply tailwinds lift sugar mill shares May 06, 2021 01:47 PM IST

    Supply tailwinds lift sugar mill shares

    Sugar mill shares are on a roll as rising prices and tight supply conditions are conducive to their profit margins

  • SC seeks replies of Centre, states on delay in payment of dues of Rs 15,683 crore to sugarcane farmers Feb 12, 2021 09:11 PM IST

    SC seeks replies of Centre, states on delay in payment of dues of Rs 15,683 crore to sugarcane farmers

    The plea also said a Committee of expert be formed to study the problems of non-payment of dues by the sugarcane industries and make changes in the legal framework to ensure that in the future no delay occurs in the payment of dues of farmers.

  • Sugarcane arrears at Rs 16,883 crore as on January 31 of 2020-21 marketing year Feb 09, 2021 07:44 PM IST

    Sugarcane arrears at Rs 16,883 crore as on January 31 of 2020-21 marketing year

    Sugar mills of Uttar Pradesh owed Rs 7,555.09 crore, followed by Karnataka at Rs 3,585.18 crore and Maharashtra at Rs 2,030.31 crore, the data showed.

  • Excessive water use for sugarcane crop creating crisis: Expert Nov 27, 2020 05:20 PM IST

    Excessive water use for sugarcane crop creating crisis: Expert

    "Once Maharashtra was known for its strong rural economy and farming. But in the past few years, excessive use of water for sugarcane cultivation has led to environmental imbalance in the state. In the future, Maharashtra will face a water crisis due to this," Rajendra Singh, who is known as "Waterman of India", said.

  • Strained government finances could be a risk for the sugar sector Oct 28, 2020 02:05 PM IST

    Strained government finances could be a risk for the sugar sector

    Strained government finances could be a risk for the sugar sector

  • Ample monsoon rains push India's summer crop plantings to record Aug 29, 2020 07:50 PM IST

    Ample monsoon rains push India's summer crop plantings to record

    Between Friday and June 1, farmers planted a greater acreage of every single summer crop than last year, the data showed.

  • Sugar mills are in for a good fiscal but for one risk Jul 03, 2020 01:32 PM IST

    Sugar mills are in for a good fiscal but for one risk

    A healthy growth in sugar output is forecast in 2020-21, assuring mills a good fiscal year as long as the industry’s support system stays intact

  • Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over farmer's suicide, says BJP mum on payment of sugarcane dues Jun 05, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over farmer's suicide, says BJP mum on payment of sugarcane dues

    The suicide triggered a protest by farmers on Friday who demanded that a case be registered against sugar mill officials for failure to procure sugarcane from farmers.

  • Only Centre has exclusive powers to fix minimum price for sugarcane, holds SC Apr 22, 2020 09:35 PM IST

    Only Centre has exclusive powers to fix minimum price for sugarcane, holds SC

    The Apex Court said that there cannot be any inconsistency or conflict between the prices fixed by the Centre and the state as the “advised price” has to be higher than the minimum price fixed by the Union government.

  • Sugar mills yet to clear Rs 2,400cr pending dues of last 2 seasons to cane growers: Govt Feb 25, 2020 12:08 PM IST

    Sugar mills yet to clear Rs 2,400cr pending dues of last 2 seasons to cane growers: Govt

    Depressed sugar prices due to surplus sugar production in two consecutive sugar seasons -- 2017-18 and 2018-19 -- adversely affected the liquidity of sugar mills resulting in accumulation of cane price arrears of farmers.

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