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India: Inadequate pre-monsoon rain seen
DATE 21May 2019

Pre-monsoon rainfall from March to May has seen a deficiency of 22 per cent, according to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). Maharashtra has also witnessed only five per cent of the normal pre-monsoon rainfall this year in March and April. This phenomenon plays a significant role in agriculture in several parts of the country. Overall, 75.9… Read More »

Cyprus: Indian sugar exports lag behind target on weak global prices
DATE 21May 2019

Indian sugar exports continue to lag behind the government’s 5 million mt target for the current marketing year, on the back of weakening global prices, making it unattractive for local mills to export. Sugar exports from October 1, 2018 to May 13, 2019 stood at 2.13 million mt, according to data from the All India… Read More »

India: Gujarat sugarcane farmers face bleak future
DATE 21May 2019

With just 322.44 million cubic metres (MCM) of live water storage left as against gross storage capacity of 7,414 MCM of Ukai reservoir, farmers, who have sugar cane crops in nearly one lakh hectare area in South Gujarat, face a bleak  future. 

Ireland: Whatever happened to Irish sugar?
DATE 21May 2019

When was the last time you baked a cake using sugar that was as local as your eggs and butter? Within living memory, most sweet treats made in Ireland in the 20th century would have been made using sugar beet, a plant with a root high in sucrose which was grown commercially in Ireland as… Read More »

India: ‘Kingmaker’ Maya faces probe in sugar mill case
DATE 21May 2019

Even as UPA’s special envoy N Chandrababu Naidu met Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav to cement an anti-BJP front, the CBI is zeroing in on the role of top BSP politicians involved in the multi-crore sugar mill scam. Just a fortnight ago, the CBI’s Lucknow branch of Anti-Corruption Unit launched a probe into the controversial sale… Read More »