Sugarcane farmers in western Uttar Pradesh, who are already on a warpath over pending cane dues to the tune of Rs 8,000 crore, on Thursday said that the state budget tabled by the the Yogi Adityanath government offered no succor to them.
Facing an unprecedented crisis of surplus production, the has demanded the government hike the (MSP) of sugar to Rs 36 a kilo (kg), from the current Rs 29 and mandatorily fix a quota of export of 7 million tonnes (mt) for the 2018-19 season that starts from October. The increase in the MSP by Rs… Read More »
Government is working on a sugar strategy to deal with bottlenecks affecting the sugar industry value chain, Industry minister Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndlovu has said. Ndlovu was speaking at a workshop attended by representatives from various industries including cotton, leather, pharmaceutical, dairy and sugar. He said the challenges affecting the sugar cane value chain included access… Read More »
Labor groups are protesting a sugar import liberalization plan by the government warning of massive dislocation that would threaten 300,000 jobs in the local sugar industry. “If this plan will materialize, it will obliterate our local sugar industry that would result in severe economic dislocation of thousands of sugar farmers and workers,” said a manifesto… Read More »
Sugar industry stakeholders should support national and local candidates who have demonstrated their concern for the sugar industry, the ARBs Sugar Farmers Federation–Kilusang Pagbabago said in a press statement on Thursday, February 7. “Let us support the ten senators who introduced the senate resolution urging the country’s economic managers to stop pursuing their plan to… Read More »