India  /  Published 02.07.20

UP cane dues: This time, it’s worse

Sugarcane farmers in Muzaffarnagar have alleged that the eight sugar mills in the district have been delaying payments totalling Rs 1,300 crore, a perennial problem of late clearance of dues that is t...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 22.09.19

UP farmers march to Delhi

Hundreds of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, marching to Delhi seeking loan waivers, cheap electricity and the payment of their sugarcane dues, were stopped at the inter-state border on Saturday while a de...
By PTI in Noida

Business  /  Published 25.06.19

Forecast of sugar output fall

Sugarcane output is likely to fall in the 2019-20 season (October-September) because of drought-like situation in Maharashtra and Karnataka, but a lower demand and carryover stocks will continue to p...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 15.04.19

Modern hysterectomy, primitive poverty

After all, it is not genital mutilation. Or vagina sealing. Those are some of the agonizing traditional rituals for girls in various countries intended to make them attractive to men and sexually fait...
By The Editorial Board in

Business  /  Published 26.03.19

India's sugar sop opposed at WTO

Many countries have dragged India to the WTO over its sugar subsidies even as a bumper cane production has raised arrears to farmers to Rs 20,000 crore.Falling sugar prices globally have led a number ...
By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 07.03.19

Soft loan for ethanol

The government on Thursday announced an additional soft loan of Rs 12,900 crore for sugar mills to create ethanol capacity under a recently launched scheme. In addition, the government said a separate...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

Business  /  Published 04.02.19

Cane arrears to surge to Rs 35,000cr in April

By R. Suryamurthy in New Delhi

Culture  /  Published 02.10.18

What's driving UP farmers to Delhi?

And to think that western UP, the sugar bowl, rewarded the BJP handsomely in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and the 2017 Assembly elections.Green revolution, fertile land and better crop varieties have mean...
By V. Kumara Swamy in

Business  /  Published 26.09.18

Rs 5500cr package for sugar industry

The Centre on Wednesday announced a Rs 5,500-crore package for the sugar industry, including an over two-fold jump in production aid and a transport subsidy to mills for exports.The Cabinet Committee ...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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