Sugarcane Farmers

  • RLD MLAs go shirtless in Assembly, ask government to clear cane farmers' dues February 20, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh assembly session on Thursday began on a stormy note as legislators raised anti-government slogans and two of them took off their shirts protesting over various issues. The bedlam started as soon as Governor BL Joshi began his address to the joint sitting of the two houses of the state...
  • Sugarcane mill guard allegedly open fires during clash, farmer shot dead December 25, 2013

    A sugarcane farmer was shot dead when a guard of a sugar mill allegedly opened fire during a clash over weighing of the cash crop in Purkazi area of the district on Wednesday. An argument between farmers and officials of the sugar mill over weighing of the sugarcane took an ugly...
  • BJP, SP locked in war of words over sugarcane price December 10, 2013

    The ruling SP and the opposition BJP on Monday engaged in a war of words over the issue of sugarcane price in the state. Slamming the SP government, BJP chief spokesman Vijay Bahadur Pathak said, "Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he was ensuring reasonable cane price to the farmers in...
  • Will demand Harit Pradesh, if Telangana bill gets passed: RLD December 6, 2013

    Rashtriya Lok Dal has said it will strongly push the proposal for a separate Harit Pradesh if the Telangana bill is passed in Parliament. The party will also put pressure on the Congress high-command for the state, RLD General Secretary and MP Jayant Chaudhary said at a wedding function in Meerut on Thursday night. Non-payment of...
  • Farmers block traffic at Yamuna Expressway to demand sugarcane dues December 5, 2013

    Hundreds of farmers blocked traffic at Pari Chowk and Zero Point of Yamuna Expressway in Greater Noida for an hour on Thursday, demanding "dues" of sugarcane growers in the state and a 64 per cent hike in compensation for farmers whose lands have been taken for the expressway. The blockade, organised...
  • Another sugarcane farmer commits suicide, Opposition blames government December 5, 2013

    A sugarcane farmer of Pakaria village in Lakhimpur Kheri has allegedly committed suicide, officials said on Thursday. Chhotey Lal (50) hanged himself in the village under Neemgaon police station area on Tuesday night, they said. While his brother Chiraunji stated family dispute as the cause behind Lal's suicide, Opposition parties alleged...
  • UP Legislative Council winter session begins, Oppn creates uproar over sugarcane price December 5, 2013

    The winter session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council started on a stormy note with the opposition creating an uproar over different issues, including cane price, forcing its adjournment for an hour. As soon as the House met, the opposition members, including RLD, Congress, BSP and BJP, stormed into the well...
  • BJP leaders meet Governor BL Joshi over sugarcane prices December 4, 2013

    A delegation of BJP leaders on Wednesday met Uttar Pradesh Governor BL Joshi and requested him to direct the state government to fix cane price at Rs 325 per quintal and ensure that farmers are paid their dues with interest. The delegation led by BJP legislative party leader Hukum Singh, senior...
  • 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...
  • Rajnath slams BSP, SP for supporting UPA government April 13, 2013

    Saharanpur: BJP president Rajnath Singh on Friday hit out the SP and BSP for extending support to the UPA government saying the two political parties have cheated the people by backing Congress and its allies at the Centre. "Despite their differences with the Congress, both SP and BSP have cheated...
  • Maharashtra: Protests intensify as sugarcane farmers clash with police November 15, 2012

    Sangli/Kolhapur: Protests by the sugarcane farmers in Maharashtra, who are demanding better price for their produce, intensified on Wednesday with farmers damaging police vehicles and state transport buses in Kolhapur. Additional companies of the State Reserve Police Force have been sent to Sangli, Kolhapur and Satara districts. When policemen tried...
  • Sugarcane farmers agitate across Maharashtra, 2 dead November 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The sugarcane farmers are agitating across several districts in Maharashtra for higher prices for their produce, against sugar co-operatives. And politics, as ever, is part of the mix. During the protests, a police van was torched in Karvir Kolhapur as the protests in western Maharashtra intensified, and some irate...
  • No request from Kejriwal to meet Shetty: Yerawada jail November 13, 2012

    Pune: Yerawada jail authorities on Tuesday said they had not received any request from activist Arvind Kejriwal to meet farmers' leader Raju Shetty at the prison. "Daily we get many requests from relatives of jail inmates (to meet them) but we have not received any such application from Arvind Kejriwal...
  • Sangli violence: Kejriwal, Anna, Shiv Sena jump into the battle November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: A day after two farmers died and buses were torched following violence in the sugarcane belt of Maharashtra, a political slanging match is on. Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare on Tuesday hit out at Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, blaming him for provoking violence over the minimum support price for sugarcane...
  • Sangli violence: Sena flays Pawar for 'casteist' remark November 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Condemning the firing incident in which a farmer was killed in Sangli district, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday flayed NCP president Sharad Pawar over his remarks about a prominent farmers' leader in Maharashtra. Senior Sena leader Diwakar Raote said, "Farmers anywhere do not have caste." Pawar's remarks are...
  • Sangli violence: Sharad Pawar to blame, says Anna Hazare November 13, 2012

    Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense, a day after two sugarcane farmers were killed in clashes with the police. They were part of a group of farmers led by MP Raju Shetty, who were demanding the government's intervention to increase the minimum support price of sugarcane. Backing the farmers now are activists Anna...
  • Farmers stage protest in New Delhi over cane price November 20, 2009

    UttarPradesh sugarcane farmers are asking why the Government reduced the price of their cane crop in a year where the price of sugar has spiralled exponentially. ...
  • Maharashtra's sugar politics brings bitter harvest October 11, 2009

    The sugarcane revolution made Maharashtra the country's sugar bowl. Bringing with it the sugar barons, who have ruled Maharashtra politics for four decades, and linking politics, elections and sugar. But is that grip now slipping ? Is the sugar dream turning bitter ? The Politics of Sugar, CNN-IBN’s election special...
  • In Pawar land, cricketers get preference over farmers September 29, 2007

    New Delhi: While money is pouring in for our cricketers, it's quite the opposite for the farmers in Maharashtra'a Kohlapur district. In union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar's home state, farmers were attacked and beaten up by local goons on Friday. The reason – the farmers had asked for their...