Sugarcane

  • RLD MLAs go shirtless in Assembly, ask government to clear cane farmers' dues 20-02-2014 08:39 AM

    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...
  • Sugarcane mill guard allegedly open fires during clash, farmer shot dead 25-12-2013 09:00 PM

    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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots lead to downfall of the sugar industry 15-12-2013 11:40 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: The recent riots in Muzaffarnagar have led to the downfall of the sugar industry in Uttar Pradesh. Such is the fear among the farmers that they don't want to return to fields even during the harvest season. The sugar cane economy of Shamli-Muzzaffarnagar belt has been badly hit by...
  • Both Houses adjourned sine die following stormy session 11-12-2013 10:04 AM

    Both the houses of the Uttar Pradesh legislature were on Tuesday adjourned sine die after a brief winter session. The session which began on a stormy note on December 5 with opposition parties attacking the government over the plight of cane growers and delay in starting of the sugarcane crushing...
  • BJP, SP locked in war of words over sugarcane price 10-12-2013 09:37 AM

    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...
  • Will demand Harit Pradesh, if Telangana bill gets passed: RLD 06-12-2013 07:48 PM

    Rashtriya Lok Dal has said it willstrongly push the proposal for a separate Harit Pradesh if theTelangana bill is passed in Parliament.The party will also put pressure on the Congresshigh-command for the state, RLD General Secretary and MPJayant Chaudhary said at a wedding function in Meerut on Thursday night. Non-payment...
  • 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...
  • Farmers block traffic at Yamuna Expressway to demand sugarcane dues 05-12-2013 07:51 PM

    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,...
  • Another sugarcane farmer commits suicide, Opposition blames government 05-12-2013 03:25 PM

    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...
  • UP Legislative Council winter session begins, Oppn creates uproar over sugarcane price 05-12-2013 02:06 PM

    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...
  • BJP leaders meet Governor BL Joshi over sugarcane prices 04-12-2013 02:27 PM

    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,...
  • Another Karnataka sugarcane farmer attempts suicide 03-12-2013 05:26 PM

    Bangalore: One more sugarcane farmer has attempted suicide in Davanagere district in central Karnataka. The 33-year-old debt-ridden farmer allegedly took the extreme step because he was distressed after a relative he had borrowed money from, fought with him on Monday for return of the loan. The unfortunate farmer Halesh is...
  • 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...
  • RLD's 'chakka jam' demands immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing 02-12-2013 10:52 AM

    The Ajit Singh-led Rashtriya Lok Dal on Sunday organised "chakka jam" in several parts of Uttar Pradesh, including the state capital, demanding immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing by mills, remunerative price to farmers, and payment of cane dues with interest. In Lucknow, RLD workers led by general secretary Anil Dubey...
  • 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....
  • Sugarcane farmers suicide isolates Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah 28-11-2013 01:15 PM

    Bangalore: The suicide of a sugar cane grower outside Karnataka Assembly building in Belgaum seems to have shaken Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A 60-year- old farmer Vittala Bhimappa Arabhavi killed himself by taking poison outside the Suvarna Vidhanasoudha in Belgaum. The winter session of the Karnataka assembly is currently underway at...
  • 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...
  • Sugarcane farmer commits suicide outside Assembly 27-11-2013 11:56 PM

    Belgaum: A sugarcane farmer on Wednesday allegedly committed suicide by consuming pesticide outside the legislature building here during a protest against the "inadequate" minimum support price fixed by state-run Sugarcane Control Board for the crop. As the winter legislature session is underway here, the farmer alongwith hundreds of others was...
  • Rajnath slams BSP, SP for supporting UPA government 13-04-2013 02:55 AM

    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 15-11-2012 07:31 AM

    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 14-11-2012 09:10 PM

    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...
  • Sugarcane protests: Police vehicle set ablaze in Kolhapur 14-11-2012 12:30 PM

    Mumbai: The agitation by farmers has taken an ugly turn in Kolhapur in Maharashtra. A police vehicle has been torched in the Karvir area. Policemen who were in the vehicle escaped as stones were pelted at them. State Transport buses, which had started plying on Wednesday morning, stood suspended. Additional...
  • No request from Kejriwal to meet Shetty: Yerawada jail 13-11-2012 08:16 PM

    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 13-11-2012 07:46 PM

    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 13-11-2012 06:44 PM

    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 "a...
  • Sangli violence: Sharad Pawar to blame, says Anna Hazare 13-11-2012 05:46 PM

    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...
  • CM should intervene in the Sugarcane farmers issue: MPCC Chief 13-11-2012 01:30 PM

    Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense, a day after two sugarcane farmers were killed in clashes with police. ...
  • Maharashtra: Sangli remains tense as two farmers die 13-11-2012 09:12 AM

    Mumbai: Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense a day after two sugarcane farmer died. One died in police firing while the other was run over by a truck. Farmers are protesting against refusal of cooperative sugar factories in Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur districts of western Maharashtra to give Rs 3,000 per...
  • Gen VK Singh may join Parliament gherao on sugarcane issue 02-11-2012 05:20 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army Chief Gen VK Singh on Friday took his protest against the central government a step further when he indicated he may join a canegrowers' planned gherao of Parliament on December four. Appearing on a new platform to back Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sangathan's (RKMS) demand for rejection...