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India: Sugar exports surge to 17.44 lakh tonnes this year so far-Industry data
DATE 12Apr 2019

The country’s sugarNSE -0.77 % exports surged to 17.44 lakh tonnes so far in the current marketing year ending September, as against about 5 lakh tonnes shipped in the entire 2017-18, industry data showed Thursday. Out of the 17.44 lakh tonnes exported between October 1 and April 6, raw sugar accounted for nearly 8 lakh… Read More »

UK: Using more sugar industry waste
DATE 12Apr 2019

Humans have grown sugar for centuries for use as a sweetener. Most sugar is produced from sugar cane, a plant that can grow easily in many parts of the temperate and tropical world. The sugar we use in our kitchens is a carbohydrate that can also give a swift boost of energy if needed. But… Read More »

Nepal: Bumper cane harvest likely to turn bitter for farmers
DATE 11Apr 2019

Disgruntled sugarcane grower Rabindra Raya of Pipariya has been planning to switch to other crops in the next season after repeatedly facing hassles to get a form of advance payment, locally known as ‘challan’, which enables him to supply his crop to sugar mills. This year, he has been eying bumper harvest due to favourable… Read More »

India: What ails western Uttar Pradesh-Sugarcane dues, too many cows
DATE 11Apr 2019

All eight seats in western Uttar Pradesh will vote on April 11. These seats went to the BJP in the 2014 Modi wave. But this time, the anger of sugarcane farmers and the problem of stray cattle have been highlighted by Opposition parties. Sugarcane dues Cane farming, the lifeline of the region, has influenced politics… Read More »

Singapore: Lower Indian sugar output may cheer world market
DATE 11Apr 2019

Sugar output in the western Indian state of Maharashtra may tumble to a three-year low as dry weather cuts plantings. Production for the year starting Oct 1 may be eight million tons, down at least 25 per cent from this year’s output, said Sanjay Khatal, managing director of the Maharashtra State Co-operative Sugar Factories Federation… Read More »