SUGAR MILLS

  • Don't make arrears payment a prestige issue: Ram Vilas Paswan to UP mills October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: UP-based private sugar mills are not short of funds to clear arrears of Rs 3,055 crore to cane farmers, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday while asking companies not to make payment a "prestige issue". "It is not that you have...
  • Sugar bags stolen from truck on DelhiDehradun highway July 16, 2014

    Over 320 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from a truck by unidentified men at the DelhiDehradun highway near here, police said. According to the FIR lodged by the driver, 321 sugar bags were allegedly stolen from the truck by the assailants at gunpoint, while the truck was on its way to...
  • District authorities seal 5 godowns for not clearing farmers' dues July 11, 2014

    The district authorities have attached sugar worth Rs 90 crore and sealed five godowns of a sugar mill in Mansoorpur area here for not clearing dues of farmers. The revenue department has issued recovery certificate (RC) against farmers' pending dues of Rs 70 crores to paid by the sugar mill, District...
  • State government orders sugar mills to pay Rs.1,44,852 lakh arrears June 9, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cracked the whip on private sugar mills that have not cleared arrears to the tune of Rs.1,44,852.62 lakh and have not paid the dues of sugarcane farmers. Following a meeting of cane growers with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the government issued recovery certificates against 13...
  • Big relief for Gadkari as RTI reveals no IT probe pending against him May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: In a big relief to former Bharatiya Janata Party president Nitin Gadkari, an RTI application reveals there is no Income Tax probe pending against him. Gadkari had to lose his chair as the BJP chief after the Income Tax department alleged forgery in his company Purti Power and Sugar...
  • Sugar worth Rs 70 cr seized after mill owner fails to pay dues to cane growers March 5, 2014

    Revenue officials have 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 Magistrate...
  • Centre responsible for bad condition of UP sugar mills: Akhilesh Yadav February 20, 2014

    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 Hardev...
  • UP sugarcane farmers protest against mills and unpaid dues December 6, 2013

    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 December 3, 2013

    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 they...
  • BKU rejects sugar mill ownersgovernment compromise, says protests will go on December 2, 2013

    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 compromise between...
  • UP Government crackdown on sugar mills November 30, 2013

    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 November 28, 2013

    Belgaum: There seems to no end to the woes of farmers in India, a 60yearold 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 November 27, 2013

    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 November 22, 2013

    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 sugar...
  • Akhilesh asks sugar mills to begin crushing season from Nov 20 November 11, 2013

    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 and...
  • Sugar mills seek financial aid, curbs on imports October 17, 2013

    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) and...
  • Prevent collapse of cooperative institutions in Puducherry, AIADMK asks Lt Guv September 2, 2013

    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 to...
  • Govt asks sugar mills to clear Rs 174 cr dues of farmers in 15 days August 8, 2013

    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 July 5, 2013

    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 to...
  • UP: SC orders sugar mill owners to pay farmers January 17, 2012

    New Delhi: In a setback to sugar mill owners on Tuesday, the Supreme Court directed private mill owners to pay approximately Rs 1000 crores to UP sugarcane farmers. The state government had fixed a particular price for sugarcane farmers a few years back, because of which a backlog of nearly...
  • SC directs UP sugar mills to clear cane arrears September 8, 2008

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh to clear cane arrears for 200708 at Rs 110 per 100 kg for the current season within a month. The interim judgement by the bench headed by Justice Arijit Pasayat has come as a big relief to sugar...