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Pakistan: Additional earnings-Sugar mills make extra profit by producing electricity
DATE 1Dec 2018

Some sugar mills have installed additional plants for producing ethanol and electricity which provide them with extra profit, revealed the Ministry of Industries during a recent meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC). According to the ministry, sugar stock in the 2017-18 crushing season, which ran from October to September, stood at 7.158 million tons,… Read More »

India: Sugarcane farmers threaten to re-launch agitation if crushing season does not start on Dec 5
DATE 1Dec 2018

Sugarcane farmers have threatened to re-launch an intense agitation if the Sanjeevani Sugar Factory does not start the crushing season on December 5, as promised by South Goa MP Adv Narendra Savoikar and Registrar of Co-operative Societies Sanjeev Gadkar. On November 26, the farmers called off their agitation over the delay in starting the crushing… Read More »

Indonesia: SOE Ministry to accelerate revitalization of sugar mills
DATE 1Dec 2018

State-Owned Enterprises (SOE) Ministry is accelerating the revitalization of the country`s sugar mills, particularly factories under state plantation firms PT Perkebunan Nusantara Grup (PTPN Grup) and PT Rajawali Nusantra Indonesia (PTRNI). Aimed at increasing production and meeting national sugar need, the revitalization is carried out to increase efficiency, raise milling capacity, improve sugar quality and… Read More »

USA: India set to beat Brazil in sugar output after 15 years
DATE 1Dec 2018

India is set to push to second position in production during 2018-19 after 15 years. India’s sweetener production is estimated to touch 35.9 million tonnes (MTs), registering an increase of about 5.2% over last year, according to the latest report of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report by USDA’s wing released on Tuesday… Read More »

Kenya: 40,000 tonnes of sugar shipped back to Brazil over quality concerns
DATE 1Dec 2018

About 40,000 tonnes of sugar imported by Darasa Investment Limited was on Friday shipped back to Brazil after failing to meet Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) specifications The vessel carrying the consignment, MV Iron Lady, left the Mombasa port at around 3.30pm. A multi-agency team from Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Ports Authority, the Kenya Navy,… Read More »