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India: Month after he became a doctor, Maharashtra sugarcane harvester’s son dies of Covid-19 complications
DATE 27May 2021

Rahul Pawar had posted a picture of himself on his Facebook on April 26, which he captioned ‘Final year passed now its officially Dr Rahul Asha Vishwanath Pawar’. The picture garnered congratulatory messages from friends and well-wishers. Barely a month since, his friends are now posting condolences on his timeline after the 25-year-old doctor died of complications… Read More »

India: Sugarcane cultivators worst sufferer due to pandemic
DATE 27May 2021

In the ongoing COVID pandemic situation, every small and big business is suffering, but the worst sufferers are those, who cultivate sugarcane. The ongoing lockdown imposed in wake of pandemic has forced some cloth merchants to sell vegetables, while shoe sellers are selling sanitizers and masks for survival. The sugarcane growers in district samba are deeply… Read More »

USA: Center-South Brazil H1 May sugar output fell 4.39% on year
DATE 27May 2021

Sugar production in Brazil’s Center-South for the first half of May totaled 2.376 million mt, a drop of 4.39% from the prior year, data from trade association UNICA showed May 26. The figure was above the consensus expectations of 2.178 million mt from 10 analysts S&P Global Platts surveyed May 21.

UK: Indian mills sign sugar export deals without government subsidy
DATE 27May 2021

Indian sugar mills have started selling sugar without the support of government subsidies, which could lift exports by 14% from a year ago to a record 6.5 million tonnes in 2020/21, industry officials told Reuters on Wednesday. The exports will help the world’s second-biggest sugar producer to lower stockpiles and support local prices, which, at… Read More »

USA: Brazil sugar and ethanol production catch up, now near 2020 levels
DATE 27May 2021

Brazil’s center-south sugar and ethanol production in the first half of May progressed above expectations, catching up with previous delays in the season and nearing levels seen at this time last season when the country had a record sugar crop. According to a bi-weekly report from industry group Unica released on Wednesday, center-south mills produced… Read More »