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India: ISMA again lowers 2018-19 sugar output estimate to 30.7 MT
DATE 22Jan 2019

Industry body ISMA Monday revised downward the country’s sugar output for the second time to 30.7 million tonne (MT) for the ongoing marketing year 2018-19, owing to a diversion for ethanol making. In July 2018, ISMA had projected an all-time high sugar output of 35 MT in the current marketing year, compared with 32.5 MT… Read More »

Philippines: PH bureaucracy levels up on the stupid
DATE 22Jan 2019

If there is an award for Dumb among governments, somebody make sure the Philippines is nominated. On a weekend when there shouldn’t have been much else going on except the Pacquiao fight and retrospectives on the passing of culture-changing retail giant Henry Sy, this government managed to generate three unrelated but similarly lacking in common… Read More »

India: Worker unrest over, sugarcane crushing to start soon in Odisha
DATE 22Jan 2019

With workers of Aska Cooperative Sugar Industries Limited (ACSIL) calling off their cease work, preparations have started for starting the process of crushing of sugarcane at the plant. Usually sugarcane crushing starts in December every year. But this year, it was delayed by more than a month due to the agitation by sugarcane growers for… Read More »

Pakistan: KP announces Rs100.75m package for sugarcane growers
DATE 22Jan 2019

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Agriculture Department has unveiled 100.75 million rupees incentives package for sugarcane growers of the province to increase per acre’s production. According to details, the package will provide financial support to timely counter diseases in wake of climate change challenges. Talking to APP, official in Agriculture Department KP said the incentives will be provided… Read More »

India: Sugarcane crop sees 40 drop this year
DATE 22Jan 2019

For the rest of the area farmers have to make their own arrangements for water, by hiring pumps, said Khushali Kalkar, a Kevona resident. There are no Goan labourers available for harvesting sugarcane, so we bring them from Maharashtra or from other states.