Sugar Mills

  • Sugar worth Rs 70 cr seized after mill owner fails to pay dues to cane growers 05-03-2014 02:13 PM

    Revenue officialshave attached sugar worth Rs 70 crore from sugar mill after its owner failed to pay dues of cane growers. "Due to non clearance of dues of the farmers, district authorities issued recovery certificate against Titawi sugar mill but they failed to pay the amount," Ramkishan Sharma, Additional District...
  • Centre responsible for bad condition of UP sugar mills: Akhilesh Yadav 20-02-2014 07:54 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Thursday blamed the Centre for pitiable conditionof sugar mills in the state."The centre is responsible for bad condition of sugarmills in the state. Heavy import of sugar by the Centre hasled to this situation...," Akhilesh told reporters in Ballia. Asked about AAP candidate Baba...
  • UP sugarcane farmers protest against mills and unpaid dues 06-12-2013 10:45 AM

    Lucknow: Sugarcane farmers went on rampage on Thursday in several districts of Western Uttar Pradesh against the pricing of the cash crop. Bhartiya Kisan Union activists protested in many cities and town of the state including Muzaffarnagar. Rail and road traffic was badly hit due to the agitation. Even the...
  • Standoff over sugarcane prices ends, mill owners announce dates for crushing 03-12-2013 03:11 PM

    Six private sugar mills owners on Tuesday announced the dates when they would start the crushing process, even as two mills started the operations, after the standoff with the government on cane prices ended. Two sugar mills have already started the crushing process, whereas the remaining six have announced that...
  • BKU rejects sugar mill owners-government compromise, says protests will go on 02-12-2013 01:36 PM

    BKU activists on Monday rejected the compromise reached between private sugar mill owners and the Uttar Pradesh government and said their agitation would continue till farmers get their dues. "Bhartiya Kisan Union's agitation would continue till proper dues are provided to the farmers," BKU president Naresh Tikait told reporters. "The...
  • UP Government crackdown on sugar mills 30-11-2013 11:15 PM

    Lucknow: In the ongoing standoff between farmers and sugar makers, the Uttar Pradesh govt has cracked down on sugar mills. It has issued recovery certificates against 9 big sugar mills including ones run by the Balrampur group. Sugar makers have abstained from processing sugar as they're seeking lower procurement prices....
  • Bitter politics over sugarcane pricing across India 28-11-2013 08:57 AM

    Belgaum: There seems to no end to the woes of farmers in India, a 60-year-old farmer in Belgaum district in Karnataka committed suicide by consuming pesticide on Wednesday. The deadlock between the farmers and the government still continue over sugarcane price across the country. Three state governments are struggling to...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Case filed against 2 sugar mills in Muzaffarnagar 27-11-2013 09:10 AM

    Muzaffarnagar: FIRs have been filed against two sugar mills in Muzaffarnagar on Wednesday after millers refused to start function despite the government order. The state government has also given ultimatum to other mills after talks between administration and sugar mill association failed. However, the association said that talks have not...
  • Want to protect interests of both sugarcane farmers, mills: Akhilesh Yadav 22-11-2013 04:16 PM

    Amidst private sugar millers in UP threatening not to start crushing operations on the recently announced sugarcane price, Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said his government wanted to ensure that neither the millers nor the growers faced any problems. "The government is trying to strike a balance under which...
  • Akhilesh asks sugar mills to begin crushing season from Nov 20 11-11-2013 04:53 PM

    Warning strict action, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday directed sugar mill owners in Saharapur, Meerut and Moradabad divisions to begin the crushing season between November 20 and 25. The chief minister also directed that sugar mills in other divisions of the state start crushing by November 30...
  • Sugar mills seek financial aid, curbs on imports 17-10-2013 05:06 PM

    New Delhi: Sugar mills, that claim to have suffered "substantial loss" in the trading season ended September, Thursday urged the government to curb imports by hiking duties and provide financial aid to save the industry from "sickness and extinction". In a joint press conference the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA)...
  • Prevent collapse of cooperative institutions in Puducherry, AIADMK asks Lt Guv 02-09-2013 02:32 PM

    Opposition AIADMK on Monday demanded Lt Governor Virendra Kataria to intervene and prevent the 'collapse' of a cooperative sugar mill and other such institutions in the Union Territory. Speaking to reporters in Puducherry, AIADMK local unit convenor A Anbalagan alleged the sugar mill was on the verge of closure due...
  • Govt asks sugar mills to clear Rs 174 cr dues of farmers in 15 days 08-08-2013 08:05 PM

    Uttarakhand government has warned private sugar mills of stern action if they failed to pay arrears worth Rs 174 crore to sugarcane growers in 15 days. Chief Secretary Subhash Kumar, who held a meeting with the management of private sugar mills in Dehradun on Wednesday, asked them to speed up...
  • Government raises import duty on sugar to 15 pc: sources 05-07-2013 10:01 AM

    Mumbai: The government has decided to raise the import duty on the sweetener to 15 per cent from 10 per cent currently, to discourage overseas buying amid a drop in local prices due to ample supplies, sources said on Friday. "In Thursday's meeting, Food, Finance and Agriculture Ministries have agreed...