India: Sugar mill in Muzaffarnagar closes crushing work, two more to follow suit
DATE 26May 2020

Out of the eight sugar mills in the district which have been allowed to function during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, one has stopped procurement of sugarcane for this season, an official said on Tuesday. The Bhaisana sugar mill of Bajaj group closed its crushing work for the season on Monday, district cane officer R D Dwivedi said.… Read More »

India: Govt asks RBI to remove sugar from negative list as virus hits consumption
DATE 26May 2020

Against the backdrop of a drastic fall in sugar consumption because of the Covid-19-triggered lockdown and the accumulation of farmer arrears, the central government is set to advise the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to remove the beleaguered sugar sector from its negative list. This would pave the way for the infusion of fresh liquidity and working… Read More »

India: For farms and farmers – on launching of Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana
DATE 26May 2020

The Rajiv Gandhi Kisan Nyay Yojana launched by Chhattisgarh last week aims to supplement the income of the State’s 18 lakh rice, maize and sugarcane farmers by ?10,000 to ?13,000 per acre, through direct cash transfers. Besides the Centre’s PM-KISAN scheme that provides ?6,000 to farm families owning less than five acres of land, Telangana, Odisha and… Read More »

Vietnam: Sugarcane farmers in Sóc Tr?ng Province unable to sell crop
DATE 26May 2020

Sugarcane farmers in Cù Lao Dung District, the largest sugarcane producer in Sóc Tr?ng Province, are likely to lose 150ha of sugarcane since they cannot find buyers for their crop, which is ready for harvest. The district has around 3,900ha of sugarcane in the 2019 -20 sugarcane season.  The Sóc Tr?ng Sugar Joint Stock Company, the… Read More »

India: 371.67 lakh quintals of sugarcane procured in Haryana
DATE 26May 2020

Haryana Cooperation Minister Banwari Lal on Sunday said that in the current crushing season 2019-20, all ten cooperative sugar mills of the state have procured 371.67 lakh quintals of sugarcane by May 21. The procurement is made after spending an amount of Rs 1262.54 crore, for which the payment of about Rs 897.12 crore of… Read More »