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India: Biggest achievement is ensuring free food grain distribution – Paswan
DATE 1Jun 2020

Ensuring transportation of food grains for distributing free-of-cost to over 80 crore beneficiaries of PDS under NFSA and around eight crore migrants during the nationwide lockdown is the biggest achievement of the Central government, said Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan. On the completion of one year of the… Read More »

India: Jaggery production reduces by 30% in Mandya district
DATE 1Jun 2020

Jaggery production in Mandya district has dipped by almost 30% since the beginning of lockdown due to COVID-19. Uncertainty looms over the sector as majority of the jaggery-making units have stopped production activities as the skilled labourers have returned to their native places. The production in around 30% of the 539 registered ‘aalemanes’ (jaggery-making units)… Read More »

Fiji: Labasa farmer devastated after sugarcane farm is allegedly set on fire
DATE 1Jun 2020

A farmer from Nabela in Labasa is devastated after his sugarcane plantation was allegedly set on fire. Aneel Chand says 170 tonnes of sugarcane has been destroyed. He says this is the second time this has happened. Chand says they were at home when the incident happened at 10 o’clock yesterday morning. He says he… Read More »

India: Pending dues be paid to sugarcane growers with interest – Harpal Singh Cheema
DATE 1Jun 2020

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab has demanded that the dues worth billions of rupees pending against the cooperative and private sugar mills in Punjab for more than two years now be released to the sugarcane growers with interest. The party has warned that if the government and owners of private sugar mills failed to… Read More »

UAE: Subsidy of Rs29b given to Pak’s sugar industry in last five years
DATE 1Jun 2020

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar says a subsidy of Rs29 billion was given to sugar industry in last five years to the subsidy of just Rs2.4 billion by the PTI-led Punjab Government. Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) plays a pivotal role in promoting the development and attaining efficiency in the best… Read More »