Sugarcane

  • Act to protect cane growers comes into effect in Karnataka September 16, 2014

    Bangalore: An Act to protect the interest of sugarcane farmers in Karnataka has come into effect which would also help ensure purchase and supply of cane in a transparent manner, state's Cooperation Minister HS Mahadev Prasad said on Tuesday. "The Karnataka Sugarcane (Regulation of Purchase and Supply) Act, 2013, has already...
  • Farmers stage protest over nonpayment of cane price arrears August 12, 2014

    Protesting nonpayment of cane price arrears, Bhartiya Kisan Union members today locked the main gates of all industrial units of Modi Group, including Modi Sugar Mill, in Modi Nagar. Led by Rakesh Tikait, the national general secretary of BKU, thousands of farmers from nearby villages shut the entry gates of the...
  • 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 antigovernment 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...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots lead to downfall of the sugar industry December 15, 2013

    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 ShamliMuzzaffarnagar belt has been badly hit by the...
  • Both Houses adjourned sine die following stormy session December 11, 2013

    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 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 willstrongly push the proposal for a separate Harit Pradesh if theTelangana bill is passed in Parliament.The party will also put pressure on the Congresshighcommand for the state, RLD General Secretary and MPJayant Chaudhary said at a wedding function in Meerut on Thursday night. Nonpayment of...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Another Karnataka sugarcane farmer attempts suicide December 3, 2013

    Bangalore: One more sugarcane farmer has attempted suicide in Davanagere district in central Karnataka. The 33yearold debtridden 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 now...
  • 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...
  • RLD's 'chakka jam' demands immediate beginning of sugarcane crushing December 2, 2013

    The Ajit Singhled 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 marched...
  • 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....
  • Sugarcane farmers suicide isolates Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah November 28, 2013

    Bangalore: The suicide of a sugar cane grower outside Karnataka Assembly building in Belgaum seems to have shaken Chief Minister Siddaramaiah. A 60year 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 Belgaum,...
  • 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...
  • Sugarcane farmer commits suicide outside Assembly November 27, 2013

    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 staterun Sugarcane Control Board for the crop. As the winter legislature session is underway here, the farmer alongwith hundreds of others was taking...
  • 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 drought is manmade: Devinder Sharma April 2, 2013

    Food policy analyst Devinder Sharma joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the intensity of the Maharashtra drought, its causes, possible interventions and more. Q. If drought is severe,why cant government shutdown sugarcane refineries for a while which consume lot of water? Asked by: Rajeev A. Closing...
  • 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 cooperatives. 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 November 14, 2012

    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 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. Anticorruption 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...
  • CM should intervene in the Sugarcane farmers issue: MPCC Chief November 13, 2012

    Sangli in Maharashtra remains tense, a day after two sugarcane farmers were killed in clashes with police. ...