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London No. 5
Settlement Prices (19/07/201
SYMBOL Last Chg Vol
AUG 18 318.4 -3.70 5615
OCT 18 318.4 -1.90 2552
DEC 18 323.4 -1.20 993
MAR 19 327.4 -0.90 785
MAY 19 331.5 -0.50 398
New York No. 11
Settlement Prices (19/07/2018)
Symbol Last Chg Vol
OCT 18 10.97 -0.11 29929
MAR 19 11.67 -0.10 9983
MAY 19 11.79 -0.12 4530
JUL 19 11.91 -0.13 3330
OCT 19 12.15 -0.13 1330

World is dealing with a massive sugar oversupply
Sugar stockpiles are poised for a record as slowing demand growth and surging production creates the worst-performing commodity of 2018.
Govt looks to increase FRP of sugarcane by 8%
NEW DELHI:The government plans to recommend an 8 per cent increase in the fair and remunerative price (FRP) of sugarcane over the previous year, which the industry fears will make their operations unviable.
Union govt. defends sugar price control measures
Defending its sugar price control measures, the Union government on Monday told the Karnataka High Court that imposition of stock holding limit on sugar mills along with prescribing the minimum price of ₹29 per kg for sale in domestic market is one of the pillars of the four-fold strategy evolved for improving the financial health of sugar mills, ensuring payment to sugarcane growers, and liquidating the accumulated sugarcane price arrears.
The world is dealing with a massive sugar glut
Sugar stockpiles are poised for a record as slowing demand growth and surging production creates the worst-performing commodity of 2018.
Bad weather cuts sugar output by 15.3
Philippine raw-sugar production as of June 17 declined by 15.3 percent to 2.064 million metric tons, from 2.437 MMT recorded in the same period last year, according to preliminary data from the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA).
Maharashtra cane farmers protest high harvesting, transportation bills
Despite a bumper production this season, farmer bodies in Maharashtra have alleged that cane farmers in the state are making losses with sugar factories arbitrarily cutting harvesting and transportation costs from their dues.
A bitter turn for sugar
Surendra Singh, 40, a farmer with 15 bighas of land (four bighas comprise roughly an acre) in Malakpur village of Baghpat district in western Uttar Pradesh
Gadkari bets on alternative fuels to reduce crude import strain
Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari is betting big on alternative fuels that will reduce India’s crude oil import bill and create additional sources of income for farmers, who comprise more than 50 per cent of the country's population.
Petroleum products to be brought under GST in stages
Finance Secretary Hasmukh Adhia today said the all powerful GST Council will consider bringing petroleum products under Goods and Services Tax (GST) and it could happen in phases.
The price is right
Since the beginning of the economic reforms in the early 1990s, the focus of agricultural policy has shifted towards prices.
Enough of sweet nothings
Farm distress in India currently flows mainly from excess production of one crop after another.
UP asks Centre to hike quota of sugar to be sold by mills
Bijnor: The state Sugar Cane Authority has written to the central government to increase the quota of sugar that mills can sell to 10 lakh tonnes per month in view of the pending dues of farmers amounting to Rs 12,000 crore.
UP sugar mills plead for decontrol of molasses
Uttar Pradesh, the country's top sugarcane and sugar producer, is unlikely to optimally capitalise on ethanol price hike unless the Yogi Adityanath government decontrolled the sale of molasses.
Returns from cane most attractive for farmers
For years, farmers have protested against massive cane arrears and yet they have not shunned cane.
Govt may bring in tougher premium rule to limit hike
The government is considering a proposal to raise the fair and remunerative price (FRP) of cane to Rs275 per quintal for the marketing year starting October, against Rs255 this year.
Maharashtra government sets up committee to evaluate cooperative sugar factories
In a bid to reign in the Congress-NCP dominated cooperative sugar sector ahead of Lok Sabha and assembly elections slated for 2019, the Maharashtra government has set up a high level committee to evaluate the functioning of the sugar factories, examine use of government funds, lapses or misuse in its utilisation and action taken by the cooperation department against the culprits
Govt to tackle surplus sugar with new ethanol method
The Centre this week not only raised the price of ethanol produced from C-heavy or C-grade molasses but also fixed a price for ethanol produced from B-heavy molasses and sugarcane juice for the first time.
Sugar price jumps by 3.5% on expectation of reduced supply
The price of sugar jumped by 3.5 per cent in the spot Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), Vashi, near here, in anticipation of reduced supply from mills following lower quantity released by the Centre for July 2018.
Now, it's PM's word on kharif MSP
He Union Cabinet will approve minimum support prices (MSP) at 150% of input costs for kharif crops at its next meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi assured a group of sugarcane farmers, who met him at his residence on Friday evening.
ISMA to Centre: Asia and E Africa ideal target markets
The Indian Sugar Mills Association has suggested to the Centre to concentrate on the Asian region and East African markets for sugar exports.
FRP will be announced in 2 weeks, Modi tells sugarcane farmers
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is committed to the welfare of sugarcane farmers and promised them that a fair and remunerative price (FRP) for the forthcoming sugar season’s crop would be announced in two weeks.
Govt to raise MSPs for crops next week: PM
New Delhi: The central government will approve the much-awaited higher minimum support prices (MSP) for kharif crops in a cabinet meeting next week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told farmers at his residence on Friday.
Maha farmers protest delay in payment
Maharashtra farmers’ bodies on Friday protested at the State Sugar Commissionerate and staged a morcha against the delay in the payment of Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) by sugar mills in the state.
PM's announcement: Govt to raise cane FRP in 15 days
While sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are up in arms against delayed cane payments from mills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Friday that the government would increase the fair and remunerative price of the cash crop for next season in 15 days while the minimum support prices of kharif crops will be announced next week.
Cane arrears to farmers down by Rs.3,000 cr on govt measures: Paswan
Sugarcane arrears to farmers have come down by Rs 3,000 crore because of several initiatives taken by the Centre in past few months to boost liquidity of sugar mills, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said. The minister asked millers to clear cane arrears at the earliest.
Govt measures have helped bring down arrears to sugarcane farmers by Rs.3,000 crore: Paswan
Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said there was nothing wrong in the Delhi Government’s proposal to provide home delivery of ration to beneficiaries under the targeted public distribution system (PDS).
Monsoon covers country 17 days ahead of schedule
The monsoon has covered the entire country, 17 days ahead of its normal onset date, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today.
Industry to govt: Enforce sugar exports, raise selling price
As the cash-strapped sugar industry scrambles to deal with low sugar prices and over supply, it has urged the Centre to increase export targets steeply and enforce it, according to a reliable source.
UP cooperative sugar mills to undergo tech upgrade to improve recovery
Concerned over the poor economic conditions of sugar mills in the cooperative sector, the Uttar Pradesh government has started taking steps for technical modifications in these mills in order to improve their sugar recovery, increase sugar production and ensure good quality of sugar being produced by these mills.
Ethanol production from cane juice gets govt nod
In a first, the government on Wednesday decided to allow mills to produce ethanol from the so-called B-heavy molasses and sugarcane juice — which usually have some sucrose content left in them for sugar production — from the next ethanol marketing year starting December 1.
ISMA welcomes Govt's decision to increase ethanol prices
The Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has welcomed the decision of the Government to increase the ex-mill price of ethanol derived out of the ‘C’ heavy molasses i.e. final molasses, by almost Rs. 3 per litre to Rs. 43.70 per litre for the next contract period starting from December 1, 2018.
Sugar export norms relaxed
The Centre issued a notification on Tuesday relaxing sugar exports norms. Sugar exports was subject to a subsidy of Rs 55 per tonne of sugar cane payable to cane farmers.
Cane growers protest outside minister's office
Sugarcane growers staged a demonstration under the banner of the All-India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) outside the office of Minister of State for Cooperatives Manish Grover here on Wednesday.
Industry hails differential pricing for ethanol produced by sugar mills
The differential pricing for ethanol produced by distilleries linked to sugar mills is a landmark move by the government to support not only the sugar industry but also the Ethanol Blended Fuel Programme, according to industry representatives.
Govt hikes price of ethanol to aid sugarcane growers
NEW DELHI: The government on Wednesday hiked the price of ethanol produced from Cmolasses by Rs 2.85 per litre to Rs 43.70 for the new season starting December.
उज़्बेकिस्तान को आम, चीनी व आलू निर्यात की पेशकश
जागरण ब्यूरो, नई दिल्ली। उज्बेकिस्तान से मूंग, गोंद, अखरोट व चना आयात करने के बदले भारत ने उसे चीनी, आम और आलू बेचने की पेशकश की है।
Oil firms allowed to buy ethanol; ex-mill price up
NEW DELHI: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved a mechanism for procurement of ethanol by Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and increased ex-mill price for ethanol derived out of C-heavy molasses.
PM to interact with sugarcane growers tomorrow
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will tomorrow interact with about 150 sugarcane farmers from major producing states to discuss the various initiatives taken by the government recently for helping sugar mills clear the cane arrears of around Rs 20,000 crore.
Ethanol price to go up by Rs.2.85 a litre
Coming to the aid of cash-starved sugar mills, the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has decided to raise the prices of ethanol derived out of molasses by ₹2.85 a litre.
Rs.2,000-cr fund infusion in ECGC to boost exports from small businesses
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs on Wednesday approved capital infusion of Rs 2,000 crore in the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation (ECGC) to enhance insurance coverage to micro, small medium enterprises exports. ECGC provides insurance cover on exports to around 200 countries and more than 85 per cent of its customers are MSMEs, the government said in a statement.
Sugar industry urges government to sweeten minimum support price
The sugar industry has represented to the Centre to hike the minimum support price for sugar to match the raw material, sugarcane price.
China cuts levy on soybean imports from India, 4 others
China on Tuesday announced it will cut tariffs on soybean imports from India and four other Asia-Pacific countries to zero and reduce duties on a few more items as Beijing prepares for a looming trade war with Washington.
Centre allocates buffer stock quota for sugar mills
The 3-million-tonne stockpile is being created to help the cash-strapped industry
Monsoon showers expected to reach northwest India between June 28 and 30: IMD
The southwest monsoon remains 10% below normal this month, but daily rainfall is slowly improving and the weather office expects a significant pick up in the days ahead.
Sugar industry knocks on Prime Minister's Office door for a sweetener
It Is Seeking Steps So That Mills Can Clear Dues To The Tune Of Rs 225 Billion To Farmers
Yogi moots ethanol production directly from cane
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Has Written To Union Petroleum And Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Urging Him To Make Accessible To The State Modern Technologies For Making Ethanol And Other Biofuels Directly From Sugarcane.
Cooperative sugar mills demand increase in minimum floor price
The National Federation Of Cooperative Sugar Factories (NFCSF) Has Approached The Prime Minister’s Office With A Request For A Rise In The Minimum Floor Price Of Sugar For Maharashtra And Uttar Pradesh.
Govt hikes ethanol price by Rs.2.85/ litre for 2018-19
The government on Wednesday hiked the price of ethanol produced from C-molasses by Rs 2.85 per litre to Rs 43.70 for the new season starting December 2018, according to sources.
UP asks Centre to hike sugar sale quota by 60% to 10 lakh tonne
The Total Cane Crushed During The Season Is 1,110.33 Lakh Tonne And Sugar Production Stands At 120.50 Lakh Tonne.
Lobby wants higher MSP for UP sugar
PUNE: Sugar industry representatives have not only urged the government to increase the minimum selling price of the commodity but also sought a Rs 2 per kg higher price in Uttar Pradesh than in Maharashtra.
Ministerial panel on sugar cess under GST mayy recommend broad agri cess
New Delhi: A ministerial group set up to consider levy of sugar cess under the goods and services tax (GST) is likely to recommend three
Cane price rationalisation key for oversupply hit sugar industry
The domestic sugar sector has been going through a situation of excess supply which has negatively impacted their prospects
Lobby wants higher MSP for UP sugar
PUNE: Sugar industry representatives have not only urged the government to increase the minimum selling price of the commodity but also sought a Rs 2 per kg higher price in Uttar Pradesh than in Maharashtra. At a meeting with Nripendra Misra, principal secretary to the PM
The Maharashtra government has asked sugar mills to pay farmers 15 per cent interest per annum on cane arrears for 2017-18 (October -September).
The Maharashtra government has asked sugar mills to pay farmers 15 per cent interest per annum on cane arrears for 2017-18 (October -September).
After brief surge, sugar prices on decline again
After a rebound, sugar prices have again started declining, due to the persisting supply glut.
आपूर्ति बढऩे से घट गए चीनी के दाम
मजबूत सुधार के बाद चीनी की कीमतें फिर से गिरने लगी हैं। ज्यादा उत्पादन की वजह से आपूर्ति बढऩे से चीनी की कीमतों में नरमी आई है।
Maha cooperative bank raises sugar valuations to Rs.2,900 per quintal
he Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB), the apex cooperative bank of the state, has decided to increase sugar valuations to Rs 2,900 per quintal,
Mills slash sugar exports as local prices increas
India is likely to export around 500,000 tonnes or just a quarter of the volume mandated by the government for overseas sales in the 2017-18 season amid higher prices at home, industry officials told Reuters.
The ganna that trumped Jinnah: Bitter crisis of the sugar industry in UP
On a hot May afternoon, a long queue of tractor trolleys loaded beyond capacity with sugarcane, are lined up outside the Upper Doab Sugar Mills in Shamli district – in the heart of western Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane belt.
Maharashtra: Sugar factories federation writes to Centre, conntets order
Following a recent notice issued by the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) office in Solapur,
Govt wants to ease process of purchasing ethanol: Pradhan
LUCKNOW: Oil Minister Dharmendra Prad-han has promised to ease the process of purchasing sugarcane-extracted ethanol for doping in petrol
The age of surplus
If there is one thing that has changed in Indian agriculture in recent times, it is supply response — the ability of farmers to increase production when prices go up.
No intent to control sugar sector; just helping mills clear cane dues
New Delhi, Jun 11 () The Centre does not want to regulate the sugar sector and has fixed the minimum selling price for the sweetener
21 प्रतिशत बढ़ गए चीनी के दाम
चीनी के दाम तीन हफ्ते में उछलकर सोमवार को 21 प्रतिशत से अधिक हो गए, जो मार्च के बाद का सबसे ऊंचा स्तर है।
Sugar price surges 21% in just three weeks
Sugar prices jumped by over 21 per cent in three weeks on Monday, to hit the highest since March on expectations of reduced supply from mills
Monsoon heads for a break after delivering 18% surplus
Sunday’s depression over the Bay of Bengal crossed the Bangladesh coast during the night and has since weakened, while trudging its way across the international border to park itself on Tripura.
Kharif sowing gathers pace; maize, sugarcane area up
Planting of key kharif crops such as paddy and maize has picked up as the South-West monsoon advanced further into parts of Maharashtra and Odisha.
गन्ना किसानों के लिए 4 विकल्पों पर विचा
गन्ना किसानों को मदद देने के लिए मंत्रियों की समिति वस्तु एवं सेवा कर के तहत चीनी उपकर लगाने के 4 विकल्पों पर विचार कर रही है,
No mill can sell sugar below Rs.29/kg, says govt order
The government today notified its decision to fix the ex-factory sugar price at Rs 29 per kg as well as the monthly stock holding limit on mills as part of measures to help cash-starved industry to clear cane arrears which have crossed Rs 22,000 crore.
Bailout for sugar sector comes with strings attached
The government’s bailout for sugar mills did not go all the way, as investors may have expected. The minimum selling price was lower than
Right price of sugar
Government Should Allow Market Forces, Mutual Interest Between Miller And Farmer, To Decide
Bailout plan for sugar sector seen clearing 40% of farmers' dues
New Delhi: The Rs7,000 crore bailout package for the sugar sector announced by the government earlier this week will help clear over 40% of the payment sugar mills owe farmers, ratings agency Crisil said on
Efficiency for sugar, not patronage, subsidy
The Centre’s Rs 8,000 crore-plus package, including a costly buffer stock, for the sugar sector, stricken with over Rs 22,000 crore in arrears to farmers, is really no more than a palliative.
३० लाख टन चीनी का होगा भंडार
खाद्य मंत्री राम विलास पासवान ने मंगलवार को कहा कि स्थानीय कीमतों को संभालने और नुकसान झेल रही मिलों की लाखों गन्ना किसानों की बकाया राशि का भुगतान कराने में मदद के लिए भारत 30 लाख टन चीनी का स्टॉक निर्मित करने पर विचार करेगा
चीनी पर सेस लगाने का मसला अब अटॉर्नी जनरल के पास
नई दिल्ली (नितिन प्रधान)। चीनी पर पांच फीसद जीएसटी के ऊपर तीन रुपये प्रति किलो की दर से सेस लगाने के मसले पर अब अटॉर्नी जनरल की राय आने के बाद फैसला होगा।
Centre aid for sugarcane farmers
The Union government on Monday announced a package of more than Rs 8,000 crore aimed to provide relief to sugarcane farmers and to clear their dues, officials said.
Rs.8k-cr package for sugar sector on the cards: Paswan
The government will soon announce a bailout package of Rs 8,000 crore to sugar industry to ensure the cash-starved mills clear cane dues of Rs 22,000 crore, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today.
Rs.8000 crore relief package likely for cane farmers, mills
Centre to set minimum price for sugar, create buffer stock
Centre may announce Rs.7,000-crore bailout package for sugar mills to clear farmer dues
The Government is likely to announce a bailout package of over ₹7,000 crore to ensure cash-starved mills clear dues to farmers at the earliest, according to sources.
Govt may announce Rs.7,000 crore bailout package for sugar mills
New Delhi: Concerned over mounting cane arrears of more than Rs 22,000 crore, the government is likely to announce a bailout package of over Rs 7,000 crore to ensure cash-
Cane growers seek dues
Sugarcane growers protested outside the gate of Dhuri Sugar Mill, seeking an immediate release of Rs 27.50 crore.
As prices turn unremunerative, UP mills to skip 2018-19
PUNE: As sugar prices continue to remain non-remunerative, the Uttar Pradesh sugar
Govt. mulls GST hike for farmers' welfare fund
Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates could rise by 1% to finance a Farmer Welfare Fund, according to a proposal under consideration of a Group of Ministers (GoM) set up by the GST Council.
Centre mulls building 3-mt sugar buffer
The Centre may create a 3-million-tonne sugar buffer stock to help sugar mills to tide over the crisis triggered by overproduction
Cane dues: UP govt writes to food min on fixing ex-factory rate
The Uttar Pradesh government has written to the ministry of consumer affairs
Foodmin moves Cabinet note on sugar buffer stock, minimum ex-mill price
NEW DELHI: The food ministry has moved a draft Cabinet note on creating a sugar buffer stock of 3 million tonne and fixing a minimum ex-mill price to help cash-starved millers clear cane arrears which have surged to about Rs 22,000 crore.
चीनी मिलों को जल्द मिलेगी राहत
केंद्र सरकार नकदी की किल्लत से जूझ रही चीनी मिलों को गन्ना बकाया भुगतान में मदद करने के
Sugar mills face molasses glut
The sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh, which are already facing the prospects of sugarcane arrears default due to their eroding paying capacity over falling prices and market glut,
Sugar mills face molasses glut
The sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh, which are already facing the prospects of sugarcane arrears default due to their eroding paying capacity over falling prices and market glut,
Indian sugar producers seeking greater access to China market
ndian sugar refiners and exporters will meet Chinese importers and processors in Beijing next month to discuss opening up market access,
Food Ministry' draft Cabinet note pushes for sugar buffer stock, minimum ex-mill price
The Ministry Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution has moved a draft Cabinet note on creating a sugar buffer stock of three million tonnes and fixing a minimum ex-mill price to help cash-starved millers clear cane arrears which have surged to about Rs 22,000 cror
Why ganna is still the first choice for farmers, despite mounting dues
Why are farmers growing sugarcane, even as arrears payable to them by mills in the current 2017-18 season has crossed Rs 23,000 crore?
UP hopes to harness sugar mills for food processing
In the first week of January, tonnes of potatoes were dumped in front of the Vidhana Sabha here by angry farmers, after a price crash following a bumper crop of about 15 million tonnes (mt) last year. While agricultural and horticul
चीनी मिलें खाद्य प्रसंस्करण भी करेंगी!
इस साल जनवरी के पहले सप्ताह में कथित रूप से उन किसानों ने उत्तर प्रदेश विधान सभा के सामने कई टन आलू फेंक दिए थे, जो पिछले साल 1.5 करोड़ टन की जोरदार फसल के बाद दाम गिरने से व्याकुल थे
और लुढ़की चीनी, थोक में २९ रूपये किलो तक पहुंची
भंडारण की दिक्कत के कारण मिलों को मजबूरी में बिक्री करनी पड़ रही
Sugar games
Caught on the wrong foot by a sharp surge in cane output and plunging open market prices of sugar, the government is now cobbling up a rescue package to bail out farmers and the industry from cane arrears of ₹20,000 crore. A Group of Ministers has proposed a cess on sugar
U.P. sugar mills owe Rs.8,000 crore to farmers
Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are yet to pay more than Rs. 8,000 crore to cane farmers. According to the State Cane Development department data
Govt likely to pay cane growers to help mills
The Centre is likely to provide financial support to cane farmers for produce sold to sugar mills, two government sources said,
Ethanol from bamboo: NRL gives a green deal to Northeast
AN oil refinery in the northeastern region of India that’s more famous for its tea plantations is hoping to put its abundant greenery to new use.
Dues to cane farmers cross Rs.17,000 crore, says Isma
New Delhi: Dues owed to sugarcane farmers by mills may touch a record Rs.17,000 crore by the end of March amid falling prices, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (Isma) said on Friday. Arrears have already crossed Rs.15,000 crore,
इस साल चीनी का अतिरिक्त भंडार बढ़ने की उम्मीद
देश में इस साल खपत के मुकाबले ज्यादा चीनी उत्पादन से चीनी का अतिरिक्त भंडार बढ़ेगा. देश में इस साल चीनी का 3.03 करोड़ टन का रिकॉर्ड उत्पादन होने का अनुमान है.
SUGAR surplus could swell to 5.3 million tonnes as production for the 2017/18 crop year is set to surge to a record 30.3 million tonnes as output rises from the top two producing states,
SUGAR surplus could swell to 5.3 million tonnes as production for the 2017/18 crop year is set to surge to a record 30.3 million tonnes as output rises from the top two producing states
Sugar production in Maharashtra is set for a new record for crushing season 2017-18 at 10.6 million tonnes (mt),
Sugar production in Maharashtra is set for a new record for crushing season 2017-18 at 10.6 million tonnes (mt), d
Govt allows export of 2 million tonnes of sugar
The government today allowed export of two million tonnes of sugar until the end of the 2017-18 marketing year, in order to clear surplus stocks and improve cash flow to millers for making payment to sugarcane farmers
Nestle brings sugar-reduction technology to UK's Milkybar
Nestle SA plans to begin selling slimmed-down Milkybar chocolates in the U.K. and Ireland in the first implementation of a new technology that promises the same sweetness with 30 percent less sugar.
Cane arrears to farmers at Rs.13,899 crore: Govt
Sugar mills owe Rs 13,899 crore to sugarcane growers as of March 21 of the current marketing year ending September, the government said today.
UP sugarcane outstanding piles up to Rs.96 bn; production at record 9 mt
Uttar Pradesh has clocked record sugar production of almost 9 million tonnes (mt) in the ongoing crushing season even as sugarcane arrears have piled up to Rs 96 billion.
US grains body wants to supply ethanol for fuel blending
A trade association representing US ethanol producers said recently it wants to explore the possibility of supplying the bio-fuel for India’s ambitious ethanol-blending programme, which suffers from inadequate quantity.
मिल प्रबंधन में सरकार से प्रति क्विंटल गन्ना खरीद पर ४० रूपए सब्सिडी मांगी
पटना | बिहार सुगर मिल्स एसोसिएशन ने राज्य सरकार से प्रति क्विंटल गन्ना खरीद पर मिल प्रबंधन को 40 रुपए सब्सिडी देने का आग्रह किया है।
State to record bumper sugar output; millers counting losses
PATNA: The prospects of highest ever output of 7 lakh tonne sugar in the state has pushed sugar mill owners into a huddle
Maha GoM to address sugar sector concerns
The Government of Maharashtra has set up a group of ministers ( GoM),
चीनी पर निर्यात शुल्क हटा
सरकार ने चीनी पर 20 फीसदी निर्यात शुल्क हटा दिया है। इसका मकसद चीनी के निर्यात को प्रोत्साहित करना है।
Government scraps export duty on suga
The government today scrapped export duty of raw and refined sugar to boost shipments as the country is all set to produce record 29.5 million tonnes of the sweetener in the current 2017-18 marketing season
Govt abolishes sugar export duty to cut inventory
The government has abolished the 20 per cent export duty on sugar to boost overseas sales
Cane price arrears inch to record high; top Rs.14,000 crore
Restrictions on sugar sales, low prices and bumper sugar production have pushed cane arrears towards a record high and the arrears have already crossed ₹14,000 crore till the end of January,
Sugar production rises 47% to touch 25.8 m
Sugarcane mills in the country have produced 25.806 million tonne of sugar during the current season up to March 15, 2018, which is 8.256 million tonne more than the last year’s production of 17.55 million tonne.
Glut action: Sugar mills may be forced to export
Mumbai/New Delhi: India will soon bring in rules to force sugar mills to export millions of tonnes of surplus supplies to prop up local prices
Sugarcane price: Tamil Nadu to follow revenue sharing formula
After Maharashtra and Karnataka, Tamil Nadu has decided to switch to the revenue sharing formula to fix sugarcane price.
With the sugar output likely to set a new record in sugar year 2018 (SY2018)
Monsoon seen slightly below normal
India's monsoon rains are expected to be slightly below normal this year,
Slide in sugar stocks as prices slump
Shares of sugar companies have fallen by up to 75 per cent over the past year, due to a sharp fall in prices of the commodity in physical markets.
Keep 'extra neutral alcohol' out of GST: WB FM
KOLKATA: West Bengal finance minister Amit Mitra has written to Union FM Arun Jaitley requesting him to keep extra neutral alcohol (ENA) out of GST ambit.
Sugar mills hit as excess production trips supply balance
The government will soon have to bail the sugar industry out of its predicament. On Tuesday,
India may produce record 29.5 MT sugar in 2017-18
India's sugar production is estimated to rise by 45 per cent to record 29.5 million tonnes in the current marketing year ending September on the back of higher cane output in Maharashtra,
Sugar output for 2017-18 seen at record 29.5 mt: ISMA
A substantial increase in sugarcane yields in Maharashtra and North Karnataka has forced the sugar industry to revise upwards the production estimates of the sweetener to a record 29.5 million tonnes (mt) for the current 2017-18 season
Sugar industry may need government support to tide over glut, price problems’
Domestic sugar industry, reeling under an anticipated higher production,
Maharashtra's sugar output estimates confound and confuse
Maharashtra, it seems, has become used to getting its sugar production projections wrong.
Maharashtra sugar mills owe cane farmers Rs 2,500 crore due to low sales
The crashing of sugar prices in the wholesale market, and lower sales, has resulted in mills owing Rs 2,500 crore to cane cultivators across Maharashtra, an official from the state cooperation department said.
Sugar prices firm up after Government imposes stock limits, hikes import duty
Sugar prices have firmed up by nearly 15 per cent in the past one week on the back of the Centre’s move to impose stockholding limit on mills.
The Sugar Industry in Maharashtra
Sugar cane and the sugar industry are an indisputable backbone of the rural economy in Maharashtra. Barring a few exceptions, this agro-industry is bound towards financial unsustainability. The causes and potential solutions out of this impending crisis have been detailed here.
4TH JAN 2018:- Sugar output increases by 26% in Oct-Dec of current season: ISMA
The country's sugar output rose by 26 per cent to 103.26 lakh tonnes in the October-December period of current season compared to the same period of
4TH JAN 2018 :- Mandatory jute packaging norms extended
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs has extended the mandatory packaging norms under the Jute Packaging Material (JPM) Act, 1987.
4TH JAN 2018 :- At 10.3 mt, sugar output up 26% in Oct-Dec
Sugar mills produced 10.33 million tonnes (mt) till December 31, which is 26 per cent higher than the 8.2 mt produced
8th Dec 2016: MoUs to set up five ethanol plants inked on last day of Petrotech 2016
The last day of Petrotech 2016 saw 11 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) being signe
8th Dec 2016: Govt move on cane SAP has Agri Dept in a fix
When it comes to announcing populist decisions, the state government doesn’t even
7th Dec 2016: Global sugar takes a break from price rally
A downtrend in global sugar prices is something domestic investors in sugar shares need to
6TH Dec 2016: Reviving entry taxes: Implications for industry and GST
A nine-judge bench of the Supreme Court recently upheld the validity of the states’
5th Dec 2016: Sugar production up 17% at 27.41 lakh tonnes in Oct-Nov
365 sugar mills were crushing sugarcane on 30 November 2016 this year
5th Dec 2016: Prospects of GST passage dim as non-NDA states fight for control
New Delhi: The prospects of supporting legislation for the goods and services tax (GST) being
3rd Dec 2016: GST must be in place by Sept 16 next yr: FM
New Delhi: Finance minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that there is a
2nd DEC 2016: Note ban adds to hurdles in implementation of GST
New Delhi/Bengaluru: Will the goods and services tax (GST) become collateral payback to demonetisation politics?
2nd DEC 2016: Sugar trade expected to normalise in Dec
There has been a slight pick-up in sugar trade, which was affected due to the
1st DEC 2016: Sugar firms unfazed by cash crunch
The fall of Rs.700 a tonne in sugar prices in November is unlikely to hit the prospects of
1st DEC 2016: कम घरेलू उत्पादन से चीनी के दाम रहेंगे तेज
कम घरेलू उत्पादन के अनुमानों और वैश्विक बाजार में कम उपलब्धता के पूर्वानुमानों से चीनी की कीमतें ऊंची बनी रहने के आसार हैं।
05th JULY 2016: Monsoon a breath away from extending reach over entire country
Northern Gujarat and contiguous south-west Rajasthan are the only geographical regions left
1st JULY 2016: Green certificate sales surge 157% to 4.68 lakh in June
The number of renewable energy certificates (RECs) traded on exchanges jumped 157%
30th JUNE 2016: Global sugar deficit to hit brazil ethanol production
Brazil's centre-south ethanol production should fall in the next three years if projections for
13th Apr 2016: Monsoon to be above average: IMD
Signalling robust farm output and benign inflation and giving hope to the rural
13th Apr 2016: Pune experts looking at ways to replicate UP sugar success
Sugar in Uttar Pradesh has regained its sweetness. After many years of
12th Apr 2016: Is ethanol making environment-friendly?
Debates help in clearing misconceptions about issues central to the national interest
12th Apr 2016: Funds Sour on Sugar as Brazil Outlook Eclipses Global Deficit
Investors are losing their taste for sugar.
11th Apr 2016: Will sugar retain its sweetness in 2016-17?
Sugar prices surged in March and touched a 17-month high at 4.6 cents/lb at the ICE
9th Apr 2016: Going green is the only way to sustainable growth
In a 2015 report, the World Bank stated that "urbanisation leads to concentration of
01st Apr 2016: Oct-March sugar output dips 4%; 1.15 mt exported
India's sugar production fell by 4 per cent to 23.7 million tonne (mt) in the first six months of
31st Mar 2016: Drought in Maharashtra brings behatar din to UP sugar mills
Somebody’s loss is somebody else’s gain.
29th Mar 2016: Sugar prices get boost from rising global deficit
What did encourage the sugar bulls to finally overcome the last key technical resistance
23rd Mar 2016: The bitter fight over sugary drinks
Last month, Coca-Cola suspended bottling operations at three plants in India, including in
23rd Mar 2016: The bitter fight over sugary drinks
Last month, Coca-Cola suspended bottling operations at three plants in India, including in
22nd Mar 2016: Ethanol blending to touch 5 per cent for the first time
Almost 13 years after the government first mooted the blending of ethanol with
21st Mar 2016: Raw sugar exports rise to 2 m tonnes
PUNE: Rising international prices for raw sugar and a recent budget announcement by the
21st Mar 2016: UPDATE 1-China sugar imports drop for a second month in a row in Feb
China's sugar imports fell in February for the second month in a row
21st Mar 2016: Drinks giants like Coca-Cola could sue the government over the sugar tax
Companies that make sugary soft drinks are reportedly considering
19th Mar 2016: Sugar exports to surge 80% to 20 LT in 2015-16
Sugar exports from India, the world's second-largest producer, are likely see an over 80
18 Mar 2016: Sugar futures rise by Rs 21 as demand picks up
New Delhi: Sugar prices edged higher by Rs 21 to Rs 3,416 per quintal in futures trading
18th Mar 2016: Jaitley rejects Congress demand to cap tax rate under GST
A day after the government managed Parliamentary approval for Aadhaar
10th Mar 2016: PM urges Rajya Sabha MPs to pass GST bill
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a fresh pitch for political
10th Mar 2016: BJP protest against sugar price hike in Tripura, demands rollback
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit in Tripura organised a protest in state capita
3rd Mar 2016: Sugar production increases 2% despite crop fall in Maharashtra
PUNE: India's sugar production has increased 2% in the first five months of this season
25th Feb 2016: Export prospects soar as global sugar prices rally
Indian sugar exports will get a boost from the latest surge in international raw
25th Feb 2016: Govt hikes raw jute MSP by 18.5% for FY17
The government on Wednesday raised the minimum support price (MSP) of
24th Feb 2016: Sugar industry representatives meet Jaitley, Rajan to discuss their woes
Ahead of the Union Budget, the sugar industry in a series of meetings with Finance
24th Feb 2016: Sugar to be in shorter supply than forecast, warns ISO
LONDON — Sugar is going to be in even shorter supply than forecast this year as global
23rd Feb 2016: Bring in policies to spice up sugar sector
The Centre’s proactive measures last year supported the sugar industry and the farmers who
23rd Feb 2016: El nino may give way to better monsoon in 2016
NEW DELHI: After two straight years of drought, there's finally reason to
22nd Feb 2016: कम उत्पादन से चीनी शेयर चमके
लंबे समय से पस्त पड़े रहे चीनी क्षेत्र की कंपनियों को हालात बदलते दिख रहे हैं। लगातार दो वर्षों
18th Feb 2016: Sugar production up at 173 lakh tonnes so far: ISMA
Sugar production by 472 mills was higher at 173.37 lakh tonnes in the ongoing 2015-16
17th Feb 2016: Foodgrain output may rise despite drought, warm winter
Despite a widespread drought hurting India’s monsoon-dependent kharif crop and a warm and
16th Feb 2016: Sugar exports slip as global rates drop to $375 per tonne
Sugar exports from the country have slowed down with the international rates of
15th Feb 2016: 42 polluting units along Hindon shut
Ghaziabad: Forty-two industrial units have been closed down in six
14th Feb 2016: Time to shift gears: scrap biofuels, go for solar power instead
When oil crossed $100/barrel in 2006, I championed mixing ethanol with petrol.
12th Feb 2016; Sugar dips, cocoa near 10-month low
LONDON, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Raw sugar on ICE eased on Thursday, with dealers expecting a
12th Feb 2016: 5% ethanol-blended petrol by September, says Pradhan
Public sector oil marketing firms will procure 120 crore litres of ethanol to reach the target
12th Feb 2016: OMCs to Meet Target of Blending 5% Ethanol in Petrol in 2016: Pradhan
Fuel retailers to buy 120 cr litres of ethanol to meet target; in previous years blending ratio was below 3%
9th Feb 2016: Agri ministry proposes 18.5% hike in jute MSP for 2016-17
The Agriculture Ministry has moved a Cabinet note proposing an increase in minimum support
9th Feb 2016: Move to keep power out of GST to inflate bill by 6-18%
The government’s decision to keep electricity out of the ambit of the proposed
9th Feb 2016: 35 Maha sugar mills still owe Rs.250 cr to farmers
With the sugar season in Maharashtra entering its last leg, 35 factories continue
9th Feb 2016: Sugar mills want cane policy overhaul
Tamil Nadu, the country’s fourth largest sugarcane producing state, needs to
8th Feb 2016: Oil imports should be reduced by 10% in 7 yrs, says Modi
Prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said oil imports should be reduced by 10%
8th Feb 2016: Oil imports should be reduced by 10% in 7 yrs, says Modi
Prime minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said oil imports should be reduced by 10%
7th Feb 2016 : Bombay HC issues notice to sugar commissionerate
The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has issued a “simple notice” to
6th Feb 2016: UPDATE 2-Argentina hikes required blend of ethanol in gasoline to 12 pct
Feb 5 Argentine said on Friday it was increasing the required blend of
5th Feb 2016; PIL challenges restrictions on ethanol production
CHENNAI: The first bench of the Madras High Court has ordered notice on a PIL
5th Feb 2016 : चीनी के शेयरों में भारी गिरावट
सरकारी मेहरबानी से उछल रहे चीनी कंपनियों के शेयरों पर बेहतर उत्पादन भारी पड़ गया
3rd Feb 2016: October-January sugar output rises 4.54% at 14.25 MT
Sugar production in India rose by 4.54 per cent to 14.25 million tonnes in the first four
3rd Feb 2016: 14.25 mt sugar produced so far, 15 mills end crushing
510 sugar mills, which started crushing operations, have produced 14.25 million tonnes of
2nd Feb 2016: भारत की चीनी कर रही चीनियों का मुह मीठा
भारतीय चीनी मिलें 2015-16 के सीजन में 10 लाख टन चीनी बेचने का करार कर चुकी हैं
2nd Feb 2016: EU set to miss sugar export quota on smaller crop
The European Union is poised to miss its sugar export quotas this season
2nd Feb 2016: Drought hit Maha sugar mills shut crushing operations
Sugar mills in the drought-stricken parts of Maharashtra have begun shutting
2nd Feb 2016: Indian mills to sell another million tonnes sugar-group
DUBAI (Reuters) - Indian sugar mills have already contracted to sell one million tonnes of
2nd Feb 2016: Mills to sell 1 mn tonnes more sugar as exports head for China
Indian sugar mills have contracted to sell one million tonnes of sugar in the 2015/2016
2nd Feb 2016: चीनी: देशभर में अबतक 142.53 लाख टन का उत्पादन, 15 मिलों ने पेराई का काम समेटा
चीनी वर्ष 2015-16 में भले ही उत्पादन पिछले साल के मुकाबले 23 लाख टन कम होने का अनुमान हो लेकिन
1st Feb 2016: From Plate to Plough; Bolstering financial inclusion
Financial inclusion is an important policy pillar of Narendra Modi-led government to
1st Feb 2016: Crop insurance best safety net for drought-hit farmers: PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has endorsed the government’s just-launched crop
29th Dec 2016: Maha sugar mills move high court on FRP payment issue
With seven sugar mills in Nanded region of Maharashtra approaching the high
28th Jan 2016: UAE sugar imports at record high just as Brazil running low
The United Arab Emirates, home to the world’s largest port-based sugar
26th Jan 2016: Maha to reinstate licences of 4 mills after they clear FRP dues
After the government suspended licences of 12 sugar mills over non-payment of
26th Jan 2016: GST should be a trade-facilitation law, not one that inhibits trade
In the historic novel The Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens wrote the following
26th Dec 2015: गन्ने की बेहतर पेराई... चीनी कीमतों में तेजी आई
चालू सीजन में गन्ने की बेहतर पेराई के बावजूद चीनी की कीमतें मजबूत बनी हुई है
25th Jan 2016: Will support priority sector lending for ethanol distilleries: Oil Minister
The sugar industry has been assured that their demand to bring
23rd Jan 2016: Pradhan pitches for priority lending to boost ethanol output
Aiming to achieve 10 per cent ethanol blending with petrol, Oil Minister
23rd Jan 2016: Pradhan wants ethanol output in priority sector lending
Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said he'd be soon asking the finance ministry to
23rd Jan 2016: Sugar production estimate further cut to 26 mt
Sugar prices are likely to remain firm this year on estimates of lower output following
23rd Jan 2016: Sugar output may drop 8% in 2015-16: Isma
india’s sugar production in the current marketing year through September
23rd Jan 2016: Sugar set to be dearer
New Delhi, Jan. 22: Sugar prices are set to rise as output is expected to drop by one
23rd Jan 2016: इथेनॉल को प्राथमिकता के तहत मिले क़र्ज़
नई दिल्ली। पर्यावरण के अनुकूल ईंधन की उपलब्धता बढ़ाने के लिए चीनी उद्योग ने
22nd Jam 2016: Govt again lowers jute purchase by 2L bales
The Centre has decided to lower purchase of jute packaging material by 2.03 lakh bales
22nd Jan 2016 :मौसम ने बढ़ाई चीनी मिलों की मिठास
उत्तर प्रदेश की चीनी मिलों के अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं। एक तरफ गन्ने की कीमतों में बढ़ोतरी नहीं की
21st Jan 2016: Maha sugar mills express concern over probe into futures trading
Private sugar mills in Maharashtra have expressed concern over the state
21st Jan 2016: मौसम ने बढ़ाई चीनी मिलों की मिठास
उत्तर प्रदेश की चीनी मिलों के अच्छे दिन आने वाले हैं। एक तरफ गन्ने की कीमतों में बढ़ोतरी नहीं की
21st Jan 2016: Sweeter year for UP sugar mills
Sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh, often at a disadvantage to peers in states like Maharashtra
20th Jan 2016: चीनी उत्पादन में बढ़ी मिठास, ७ फीसदी का हुआ इज़ाफ़ा
गन्ने की उपलब्धता कम रहने के अनुमान के बावजूद इस साल मिलों द्वारा पेराई जल्द शुरू किए जाने
20th Dec 2016: Sugar output up 7% at 11 million tonnes: ISMA
Sugar production in the country by 488 mills stood at 110.90 lakh tonnes up to January 15
20th Dec 2016: Sugar output increases 7% on higher crushing
Sugar production in the country has increased at a faster rate than last year. In the first
20th Dec 2016: Sugar production increases 7% to 110.9 lakh tonne: ISMA
Sugar production has increased by 7% this year with nearly 488 mills having
19th Jan 2016: UP retains cane SAP at Rs 280/qtl
The government of Uttar Pradesh announced on Monday that there would be no increase in
19th Jan 2016: Share the burden of exports: Maharashtra sugar millers tell Uttar Pradesh
PUNE: Sugar mills in Maharashtra have said that their counterparts in Uttar Pradesh will reap the
19th Jan 2016: यूपी में लगातार तीसरे साल नहीं बढ़ा गन्ना मूल्य
सीएम अखिलेश यादव की अध्यक्षता में हुई कैबिनेट की मीट‌िंग में अहम ‌फैसले लिए गए
18th Jan 2016: Decision not to hike cane price in UP +ve for sugar cos: Tulsian
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has kept the cane price unchanged at Rs 280 per quintal,
16th Jan 2016: Maharashtra imposes fine on seven mills for operating without licences
The Maharashtra government on Friday imposed fines on seven sugar mills for
16th Jan 2016: जेसीआई की खरीद से दोगुने हुए जूट के दाम
सरकार द्वारा नियंत्रित भारतीय जूट निगम (जेसीआई) की ओर से कच्चे जूट की व्यावसायिक खरीद ने
16th Jan 2016: ऊंची लागत से सिकुड़ता जूट निर्यात
कच्चे जूट और जूट की वस्तुओं की बढ़ती कीमतों ने घरेलू विनिर्माताओं के लिए निर्यात बाजार का
16th Jan 2016:Sugar sector on an upswing
The sugar sector which was reeling under the impact of sliding prices and bulging stocks is
16th Jan 2016: Buoyant whites premium to bolster refiners’ demand for raw sugar
LONDON (Reuters) - Surging white sugar demand driven by China, and a buoyant whites-
15th January 2016: New 'larger' policy on ethanol blending in a month: Nitin Gadkari
Government will come out with a new 'larger' policy within a month to promote ethanol
15th January 2016: Maharashtra May Cut Exports as Output Slumps
Mills in India’s biggest sugar producing state want the government to relax
15th January 2016: TN sugar industry refuses to pay SAP for cane
Private sector sugar mills in Tamil Nadu have categorically told the State government that
15th January 2016: Cane arrears down at Rs 2,700 cr as mills' cash flow improves
Cane Arrears Had Touched Rs 21,000 Crore In April Of The 2014-15 Sugar
15th January 2016: Govt plans bio-fuel buses in city
The Delhi government is in talks with Swedish company Scania to
14th jan 2016:Cabinet approves new crop insurance scheme
In a bid to provide a social security net to millions of farmers across the country
14th jan 2016: Millers may have to export raw sugar
PUNE: With limited international market for white sugar, Indian mills will have to export raw
14th Jan 2016: Maharashtra stares at 30% drop in cane acreage due to water shortage
Maharashtra is staring at a drastic drop in sugarcane planting for the 2016-17
13th Jan 2016: राज्य प्रशासन की चुप्पी गन्ना किसान हलकान
नई दिल्ली : उत्तर प्रदेश में गन्ना किसानों के लिए चालू पेराई सीजन में भी मुश्किलें कम होने का नाम नहीं ले रही हैं।
13th Jan 2016: Guilt-free sugary treats in the offing
Toronto: Guilt-free sugary treats may be on the horizon after scientists,
13th Jan 2016: Maha sugar mills seek relief from export quota
Despite warnings issued by Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis that sugar mills in Maharashtra
13th Jan 2016: Sugar cess ceiling hiked to Rs.200 per quintal
President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the Sugar Cess
12th Jan 2016: TN hikes cane price to Rs.2,850 a tonne; mills object
CHENNAI, JANUARY 11: In a move that has left sugar mills and farmers upset, the Tamil Nadu government
12th Jan 2016: FRP: Maharashtra suspends licences of 12 sugar factories
Maharashtra has decided to suspend crushing licences of 12 sugar mills in the
12th Jan 2016: With prices so high here, sugar mills give exports a miss
Pune: Sugar mills in Maharashtra are reluctant to give in to pressure from the
12th Jan 2016: FRP: Maharashtra suspends licences of 12 sugar factories
Maharashtra has decided to suspend crushing licences of 12 sugar mills in th
10th Jan 2016: Steel sector seeks govt support on lines of textiles, sugar
NEW DELHI: India's steel industry, which is facing a crisis due to cheap imports and subdued prices
8th Jan 2016: Export sugar or else sell it to government at rationing prices: Devendra Fadanvis to sugar mills
PUNE: Mounting pressure on the sugar mills to export sugar, Maharashtra chief minister
7th Jan 2016: Sugar rates increase in wholesale markets, mills get no benefits
PUNE: Sugar millers and farmer bodies in Maharashtra say largescale speculative trading has pushed sugar prices up
7th Jan 2016: Jute product exports shrink due to high cost
Rising prices of jute goods triggered by steep raw jute prices have shrunk the export
7th Jan 2016 : 31 sugar mills in Maharashtra stand to lose crushing licence over FRP
As many as 31 sugar mills in Maharashtra stand to lose their crushing licences
7th Jan 2016: Sugar export prospects down as domestic prices soar
"Some mills are now waiting for an improvement in prices in the world market,"
6th Jan 2016: Ethanol-blended fuel? TN prefers its liquor neat
Ethanol or potable alcohol? No prizes for guessing what the Tamil Nadu government prefers.
6th Jan 2016: 7.98 MT sugar produced till Dec, 0.3 MT exported
"Since there is no parity on export of raw sugar due to high cost of sugarcane in India and
5th Jan 2016: Relief for retailers: GST may consider discounts
The draft Model GST Act, which is being given the final touches by the government,
1st Jan 2016 : Maharashtra sugar mills get govt circulars to participate in exports
Sugar exports are likely to slow down as the jump in domestic prices over the
1st Jan 2016 : We are fully ready to launch GST
The government is ready to launch the goods and services tax (GST) and the fiscal year
31st Dec 2015 : Sugar heads for first gain in five years as El Nino e
After four bitter years, sugar mills can look forward to sweeter prospects in 2016.
31st Dec 2015 ; UPPCL not honouring its power commitment, claim sugar millers
Meerut: On one hand, Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL),
30th Dec 2015: Workers of sugar mills call off strike
The strike called by sugar mills workers was called off on Monday following a meeting between mills workers’ unions,
29th Dec 2015 : Patil firm on fair and remunerative price to farmers
KOLHAPUR: District guardian minister Chandrakant Patil on Tuesday
29th Dec 2015 : Total coverage the essence of GST
The Goods and Services Tax, which has been in the making for over nine years
28th Dec 2015: States can levy tax on petroleum products
The state governments and the Centre have apparently worked out a win-win model to
27th Dec 2015: Direct cash transfers in agriculture gain ground
Two months ago, the Centre after much deliberation decided to transfer Rs 4.50 a quintal
25th Dec 2015: महाराष्ट्र के गन्ना किसानों ने किया प्रदर्शन, पूर्ण भुगतान की मांग
महाराष्ट्र में चीनी उद्योग और किसान संगठन आने वाले पेराई सीजन में की गई खरीद के लिए भुगतान को लेकर एक बार फिर आमने-सामने आ गए हैं।
24th Dec 2015 : सरकारी खरीद से जूट और उत्पादों की कीमतों में तेज़ी
चीनी और खाद्यान्नों की पैकेजिंग के लिए सरकारी एजेंसियां जूट बोरों की जबरदस्त खरीद कर रही हैं
23th Dec 2015: India doubles ethanol blending target to help sugar mills
India has doubled its target of blending ethanol with gasoline to 10 percent, a minister said on Tuesday
22nd Dec 2015: What ails the Indian sugar industry?
Falling sugar prices and subsidies to farmers have sweetened the prospects of the industry.
20th Dec 2015: Tax sugarcane farmers, not sugary drinks
Mixing morality and taxation typically produces hypocrisy. The Subramanian Committee on the goods and services tax has proposed an ultra-high rate of 40 per cent for sinful goods,
19th dec 2015: Maharashtra sugar mills get time till Dec 31 to pay FRP dues
Sugar mills in Maharashtra have been directed to pay 80% fair and remunerative price (FRP) to farmers for the 2015-16 season by the end of this month to avoid any penal action.
18th Dec 2015 :Jute firms' scrips surge on hopes of demand spike for bags
Share prices of jute processing companies jumped up to 17 per cent on Thursday
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17th Dec 2015: Govt to announce policy for flexi-fuel vehicles next month
The government is planning to announce a policy in January to permit automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run on both ethanol and petrol,
16th Dec 2015: Bill to hike sugar cess ceiling passed in Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI: A bill seeking to raise the sugar cess ceiling from Rs 25 to Rs 200 per quintal was passed by the Lok Sabha today,
15th Dec 2015: India Plans to Release Millions of Tons of Sugar Onto International Markets
NEW DELHI—India is planning to dump a mountain of sugar on the world, and traders say the controversial move could knock the wind out of a global sugar market that is already grappling with a glut. Five years of bumper crops have led to a giant sugar stockpile in India.
12th Dec 2015: Sugar rises by 2.2% on pick up in demand
Sugar prices shot up by 2.22% to Rs 2,951 per quintal in futures trading today as strengthened their positions driven by by pick up in demand in the spot market.
6th June 2014: New govt mulling bailout package for sugar mills
To help the sugar sector clear its cane dues, the food ministry is examining a proposal to raise the import duty from 15 to 40 per cent. It might also consider fixing the export incentive on raw sugar for two years against the current practice of revising it every two months.
5th June 2014: Mills await Paswans stand on sugar export subsidy
Even as the Department of Food and Public Distribution works to resolve the contentious issue of sugarcane pricing for farmers, there is uncertainty regarding the issue of export subsidy on raw sugar, a major initiative to reduce mounting arrears.
5th June 2014: UP heat on sugar mills over arrears
Last year, the UP government had retained the state advised price for cane at Rs 280/qtl. The mills had been allowed to pay Rs 260/qtl upfront and the remaining Rs 20/qtl later After the Allahabad High Court rap over massive arrears on payments to farmers for sugarcane sales of about Rs 8,500 crore, the Uttar Pradesh government has turned the heat on private sugar mills. The government has started the process of registering First Information Reports (FIR) and issuing Recovery Certificates (RCs) against defaulting mills.
5th June 2014: Maharashtra sugar mills await clarity over export subsidy on raw sugar
Sugar mills in Maharashtra have completed contracts for export of raw sugar to the tune of 61 lakh quintals this season. They had signed contracts for 66 lakh tonne of raw sugar, senior officials from Maharashtra State Cooperative Factories Federation (MSCFF) said.
4th June 2014: Mills await Paswan's stand on sugar export subsidy
Even as the Department of Food and Public Distribution works to resolve the contentious issue of sugarcane pricing for farmers, there is uncertainty regarding the issue of export subsidy on raw sugar, a major initiative to reduce mounting arrears.
4th June 2014: PM's ethanol plans may set sugar price spiralling
LUCKNOW: The sugar in your cup of tea is likely to get dearer with the Narendra Modi government at Centre mulling to go after ethanol production in a big way. The decision could lead to conversion of excess raw sugar flooding the UP market into ethanol, which is spotted as a future fuel blend for petrol. UP has raw sugar in excess to the tune of 100 lakh tonne, which, in turn, which has kept a check on rise in prices.
3rd June 2014: Dry weather to sap TN sugar production
Chennai, June 2: Sugar industry in Tamil Nadu continues to see a dip in production due to dry weather and low recovery. Going by sugarcane planting data, the dip is likely to sustain in the coming 2014-15 (October-September) season, with sugar production likely to hit a low of about one-third of the installed production capacity.
3rd June 2014: Ram Vilas Paswan to meet Cabinet ministers to discuss sugarcane arrear issue
Paswan said that he will also consult with Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Minister of State (Agriculture) Sanjeev Baliyan about this issue.
3rd June 2014: Indian sugar surplus to maintain export momentum
India is likely to export more than 2 million tonnes of sugar in 2014/15 as the top consumer is set to produce a surplus of the sweetener for the fifth straight year despite chances of reduced rainfall, a commodities executive said on Monday. The continued exports from the world's second biggest producer would put pressure on global prices that are already depressed due to a global surplus.
19th March 2014: Sugar may extend rally on increased buying
New Delhi, March 18: Sugar prices which had dropped to five-year-lows in early-February have reversed their trends in the last few weeks. Prices at Kolhapur and Muzaffarnagar, the country’s two major terminal markets, have increased by 12 per cent in the last six weeks. They are seen to trade firm in the days ahead as the current crushing season heads for closure in about a month’s time.
19th March 2014: Sugar output still shows effect of late crushing
India’s sugar output had fallen eight per cent this season until Saturday, compared to a year before, due to the earlier delay in commencing of cane crushing.
11th March 2014: Kolhapur tops in sugar recovery rate
KOLHAPUR: Kolhapur division has topped the state in maintaining the highest sugar recovery rate at 12.44% this year, followed by Pune with a recovery rate of 10.96%.
11th March 2014: Fears of El Nino on rise, may spell woes for the economy
NEW DELHI: Snowfall in the middle of March; heavy showers in the drying-up phase of the monsoon; catastrophic floods before the rainy season; searing heat in parts of south India — extreme climate events seem to be the norm in the past year, deepening concerns about climate change.
5th March 2014: Sugar production lags 11% over past year, cane arrears reach Rs 14,000 crore
NEW DELHI: As the sugar production in the country lags behind the past year's production by 11%, cane arrear amount for the millers reached a whooping Rs 14,000 crore despite subsidy interventions by the government.
4th March 2014: Govt notifies raw sugar export subsidy
The government on Monday notified export subsidy of Rs 3,300 a tonne on raw sugar shipments undertaken during the February-March period.
3rd March 2014: Govts moves sweeten sugar prices
Export subsidy and interest-free loans will help bring down inventory Sugar prices have been under pressure for over a year now.
28th Feb 2014: Sugar production estimated to decline in SY14: ICRA
Apart from lower sugar production in UP, lower rainfall in Tamil Nadu is likely to impact sugar production and the output is expected to decline by 15 percent, ICRA said. Further, there has been a delay in the commencement of crushing across the country due to a delay in the fixing of the cane prices.
26th Feb 2014: World sugar surplus shrinking, U.S. less clear
DANA POINT, CALIF. – Although the global sugar supply remains in excess, the surplus is shrinking, while the U.S. supply picture appears less clear, according to speakers at the International Sweetener Colloquium in Dana Point on Feb. 24.
22nd Feb 2014: Brazilian and Australian producers call for an end to India’s for sugar export subsidy
India’s decision announced Wednesday (Feb. 12) to allocate 3,333 rupees (US$53.52) per ton as a subsidy for the production of raw sugar as of March 31, besides going against commitments that the country has made to the World Trade Organization (WTO), is the most harmful form of support to the industry. That’s the assessment of Eduardo Leão de Sousa, Executive Director of the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA).
18th Feb 2014: India produces 14.3 million tonne sugar till mid-February
PUNE: The 2013-14 season sugar production of India upto February 15, 2014 is 143.7 lakh tonnes. It was 165.88 lakh tonnesduring last year, same time. The gap in sugar production over last year, during same corresponding period, has narrowed down to 13% on February 15 , from about 16% a fortnight back i.e. upto January 31, said a release from industry body Indian Sugar Mills Association ( ISMA).
18th Feb 2014: Political opportunism remains bane of sugar sector
UNICA, the Brazilian sugar-cane sector association, has come down hard on India for extending support to our producers to export four million tonnes (mt) of sugar through the next two years.
14th Feb 2014: Sugar Falls as Indian Subsidy May Damp Imports
Raw sugar fell in New York as an export subsidy approved by India, the world’s second-biggest producer, may push more sweetener onto the world market and damp imports by the nation’s refineries. Cocoa retreated.
13th Feb 2014: Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has his way on sugar export subsidy
NEW DELHI: Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar prevailed upon the food ministry to push subsidy for export of sugar by private manufacturers at a price closer to what he had originally proposed. The Cabinet committee on economic affairs (CCEA) on Wednesday approved Rs 3,333 as subsidy for exporting every tonne of raw sugar.
13th Feb. 2014: Bearish market puts sugar industry in crisis
Bearish demand and falling prices have sent the sugar industry into another crisis, despite the partial decontrol announced by the central government last year.
7th Feb 2014: Sugar sector builds up inventory to avoid losses on sale
Inventories are piling up for the country's sugar industry as it tries to save itself from selling the commodity at a loss, while pinning hopes on the government to soon provide incentives, a company official has said.
6th Feb 2014: CCEA defers subsidy on raw sugar exports
New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) today deferred a decision on fixing subsidy for exports of raw sugar, amid differences between food and agriculture ministries.
5th Feb 2014: Indian sugar industry’s yield upto January 31, 2014 - 115.4 lakh tonne
The Indian sugar industry has produced 115.4 lakh tonne upto January 31, 2014. This was 16.6 per cent less than the quantity of sugar produced up to the end of January 2013 (138.5 lakh tonne).
3rd Feb 2014: CCEA may consider incentives on raw sugar export on Feb 4
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) is likely to consider on February 4 a proposal to give a cash subsidy of Rs 2,000 per tonne for raw sugar exports.
30th Jan 2014: Failing on sugar
The two fiscal bailout packages doled out by the government to the beleaguered sugar sector - interest-free loans worth Rs 6,600 crore and cash subsidy on raw sugar exports - may at best provide some temporary relief to the cash-strapped sugar mills.
30th Jan 2014: Stockists begin buying sugar for new month
Mumbai, January 29: Sugar prices on the Vashi wholesale spot market declined by ₹5-10 a quintal on Wednesday. The commodity extended its loss in the domestic futures market by ₹15 on lower physical demand. Continuous selling by mills in the absence of upcountry demand kept morale weak with routine need-based activities, said sources.
27th Jan 2014: Govt may give Rs 2,000/t subsidy on raw sugar export
To absorb surplus sugar and to promote export of around four million tonnes of raw sugar, the central government is planning to give a cash subsidy of around Rs 2,000 per tonne.
24th Jan 2014: Sugar firms losses to aggravate as realisations much lower
Sugar mills’ financial health is unlikely to see a significant change anytime soon due to relentless price decline in the sweetener and uncertainty in allied products despite short term relief measures introduced by the government.
18th Jan 2014: Indian sugar yield 85.5 lakh tonne; 484 mills under crushing operation
Sugar production in the country is in full swing. Till January 15, 2014, India produced 85.5 lakh tonne sugar with 484 mills under crushing operations. The gap between the sugar production during the corresponding period last year, which was lagging behind by 29 per cent a fortnight back, has been narrowed down to 21 per cent now. Last year, 505 mills produced 108 lakh tonne sugar till January 15, 2013.
17th Jan 2014: Sugar output down 21% to 86 lakh tonnes so far in 2013-14 market year
India's sugar production fell by 21% to 85.5 lakh tonnes till January 15 of the current marketing year that started in October on account of delay in crushing operations, according to industry data.
30th Dec 2013: Sugar supply weakens as mills await Rs 6.6k cr relief package
NEW DELHI: Supply of sugar in major markets across the country has weakened, with the mills waiting for the Centres relief package to come in. "Despite the Cabinets decision on the bailout package, the industry is still waiting to get a clarity on the same. Sugar supply is abysmally low in the markets as the mills are playing safe," said a UP sugar industry official.
18th Dec 2013: Sugar industry crisis: Why not fully implement Rangarajan Committees Recommendation in toto?
To resolve the sugar industry crisis, assistance should be given to sugarcane growers to get better returns through ethanol, molasses and bagasse
2nd Dec 2013: India to produce surplus sugar despite crushing delay
India, the world's second biggest sugar producer, started the 2013-14 marketing year that began on October 1 with a carry-forward stocks of 8.8 million tonnes and is likely to produce 25 million tonnes this year, compared with its annual sugar consumption of around 23 million tonnes.
29th Nov 2013: India sugar drops on supply surplus; eyes govt moves
Nov 28 (Reuters) - Indian sugar futures fell on Thursday on ample supplies due to surplus production in three straight years, though a delay in cane crushing and hopes the government would take steps to arrest falling prices limited the downside.
14th Nov 2013: Mixed trend in sugar
Mumbai, Nov. 13: Sugar prices ruled steady in the spot market on Wednesday, while they dropped in the futures market on hopes of higher production.
14th Nov 2013: Maha sugar co-ops to get Rs 3,200 crore as working capital
The Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank (MSCB) has sanctioned working capital of R3,200 crore to 29-odd sugar cooperatives in Maharashtra with positive net worth for the sugar season of 2013-14.
11th Nov 2013: Karnataka fix Rs 2,500 minimum support price for sugarcane
BANGALORE: After weeks of deliberations and amidst farmers protests, the state government on Sunday fixed Rs 2,500 as minimum support price (MSP) for a tonne of sugarcane. The MSP was fixed at the meeting held by the Karnataka Sugarcane Control Board comprising ministers, officials and farmer leaders. However, the farmers' association was not happy with the price and said they would meet to discuss next plan of action shortly.
11th Nov. 2013: Sugar industry says exports crucial to reverse current bearish trend
New Delhi, Nov. 10: While the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has struck a bullish note on sugar in its recent outlook, the Indian industry is striking a different note.
31th Oct 2013: No end in sight to slump in sugar prices
The prolonged slump in sugar prices is worrying the industry, with no respite in sight. The national average wholesale price is Rs 29 a kg, a four-year low.
22nd Oct 2013: Sugar output slips 4.5%,but consumption goes up
New Delhi, Oct. 21: Domestic sugar consumption grew 3.6 per cent to 22.8 million tonnes in 2012-13 over previous year, even as production declined 4.5 per cent to 25.14 mt during the period.
22nd Oct 2013: After an year of of getting decontrolled, sugar output falls 2.5%
NEW DELHI: At the end of a year of getting decontrolled from the government's levy mechanism, India's sugar industry closed its production at 25.1 million tonne, which is slightly less than last year and with a lower recovery.
10th Oct 2013: Sugar exports to get a lift from refining growth abroad
A jump in sugar refining capacity in Asia and Africa is set to help India boost exports of the raw variety of the sweetener and reduce the world no 2 producer's bulging stocks.
10th Oct 2013: Refineries along ports may change trade in favour of raw sugar, India may emerge key player
PUNE: A growing number of port-based refineries coming up in the Indian ocean region are all set to change the world sugar trade in favour of raw sugar. India is likely to emerge as the key player in the changed regime.
10th Oct 2013: Sugar grows scarce this festive season
AURANGABAD: The Sugar supplier for the month of October in Marathwada has claimed the stock is inadequate and not enough of the commodity can be supplied under the public distribution system this festive season.
7th Oct 2013: Sugar mills sitting on huge inventory of 8.5 mn tonnes: ISMA
New Delhi, Oct 6: Sugar mills have begun the 2013-14 marketing year, that started this month, with an opening stock of 8.5 million tonnes and this huge inventory could spell trouble for the sector, according to industry body ISMA.
3rd oct 2013: Sugar mills cry foul
Six months after the government partially decontrolled the sugar sector, millers have alleged they are still being forced to carry the burden of supplying sugar at a subsidised rate to the government for the Public Distribution Supply (PDS), in contravention of the spirit of the Cabinet decision.
23rd Sept 2013: Good crop, but cane prices may hike sugar cost
LUCKNOW: Festive season is round the corner and sugar mills have dropped broad hints of inability to operate this season because of high cane prices, in what may lead to a gap between the demand and supply, hence escalated prices of sugar this festive season.
19th Sept: When sugar’s not so sweet
Uttar Pradesh, one of the six sugar surplus states, is playing spoilsport by pricing cane too high.
19th Sept 2013: Buoyant monsoon raises prospects of good sugarcane production
Agricultural growth, according to official estimates, is pegged at 4.8 per cent for the current fiscal as against 1.9 per cent in 2012-13, on expectation of a record food grains, pulses and cotton production buoyed by a benevolent monsoon.
17th Sept 2013: Farm costs panel asks Govt to create 2 mt sugar buffer
New Delhi, Sept. 16: The Government should look at creating a sugar buffer stock of two million tonnes to balance the market, said Ashok Gulati, Chairman, Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP).
17th Sept 2013: Sugarcane production in Guj likely to fall on excess rainfall
Excess rainfall, mainly in sugarcane growing region of South Gujarat, seems to have hampered the prospects of cane crop in the state. Farmers and sugar millers have expressed concern over a possible fall in the sugarcane production this year.
17th Sept 2013: FoodMin to consider demand to remove sugar export limits
The Food Ministry will consider the sugar industry's demand to scrap export restrictions in anticipation of surplus production next year, a top government official said.
17th Sept 2013: Sugar output may touch 25 million tonne in 2013-14
NEW DELHI: Sugar production in India is estimated to touch 25 million tonne in the sugar season 2013-14 starting from October, slightly higher than the current year's 24.5 million tonne, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has estimated.
12th Sept 2013: Indian sugar falls as rains boost output forecast
(Reuters) - Indian sugar futures fell on Wednesday, extending losses for the second consecutive day, as plentiful monsoon rains have raised prospects for higher output for the fourth straight year.
12th Sept 2013: Sugar stockists avoid bulk buying
Mumbai, Sept. 11: Sugar prices on the Vashi wholesale market dropped by Rs 5-10 a quintal at the lower end while at the upper level it was unchanged. Naka rates were mixed with S-grade gaining Rs 10 while M-grade lost Rs 20. Mill tender rates were down by Rs 10 as mills continued selling old stocks before new crushing season starts. With routine volume sentiment remained steady, said sources.
11th Sept 2013: India sugar falls on weak festival demand
(Reuters) - Indian sugar futures fell on Tuesday due to expectations of lower festival demand and higher supplies from mills saddled with large inventories.
11th Sept 2013: South Gujarat units to hike sugarcane procurement price
SURAT: The sugar co-operative factories of south Gujarat on Tuesday decided to hike the procurement price of sugarcane by 15 to 20 per cent. There are at least nine operative factories in the region and each one's sugar procurement price for the farmers varies
6th Sept 2013: Maharashtra stops auction of sugar factories run by cooperative sector
The state government has taken a policy decision to disallow sale of loss-making sugar factories run by cooperative societies. The decision comes in wake of growing unrest in rural Maharashtra, as sugar cooperatives are increasingly being privatised without adequate compensation to farmers, who have given their land and hold stakes in the units.
4th Sept 2013: Continuous selling dissolves sugar
Mumbai, Sept. 3: Sugar prices on the Vashi market ruled range bound on Tuesday despite higher demand amid higher supply. Mills are continuously selling to reduce surplus stock before new crushing season starts in which the prospect for sugar output is very bright. Naka rates were steady - slightly weak. Mill tender rates for S-grade dropped by Rs 10-20 a quintal. Trend in futures market remained bearish, said sources.
4th Sept 2013: India sugar edges down on supplies; festivals eyed
(Reuters) - Indian sugar futures edged lower on Tuesday on ample supplies due to surplus production for three straight years, though expectations that festivals would lift local demand and a weak rupee might boost overseas sales, limited the downside.
4th Sept 2013: UP sugar mills lose markets to Maharashtra & Karnataka
Crushing units in Uttar Pradesh (UP) are fast losing markets to mills in Maharashtra and Karnataka. Delhi, the largest consumption centre for UP sugar mills, is partly being controlled by Maharashtra mills.
29th Aug 2013: Sugar exports may turn feasible at $525-550/t
Mumbai, Aug 28: Sugar prices ruled steady at the lower level on Wednesday on expectation of higher festivals demand in approaching new month.
29th Aug 2013: Sugarcane fair price for FY15 might be raised marginally
For the 2014-15 crop marketing season, the Commission for Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) has recommended the fair and remunerative price (FRP) of sugarcane be raised 4.76 per cent to Rs 220 a quintal.
28t Aug 2013: 28th Aug 2013: India sugar hits 3-week low on supply surplus; eyes exports
LUCKNOW: In another blow to the financially ailing sugar industry of Uttar Pradesh, the excise department has raised objection over the cane department decision to waive off the quota of molasses to be allocated to country liquor manufacturers.
28th Aug 2013: India sugar hits 3-week low on supply surplus; eyes exports
Aug 27 (Reuters) - Indian sugar futures dropped on Tuesday to their lowest level in three weeks on weak demand and ample supplies due to surplus production in three straight years, although hopes that a weak rupee will revive exports limited the downside.
28th Aug 2013: Sugar output pegged at 24.8 million tonnes in 2012-13: Thomas
Sugar production in India is expected to decline by 10.8% to 24.8 million tonnes (MT) in the current sugar marketing season, which will end next month, Parliament was informed today.
27th Aug 2013: Sugar mills continue to sell surplus stocks
Mumbai, Aug 26: Sugar spot prices eased by Rs 3-5 a quintal on Monday as freight dropped. Prices on domestic futures market declined by Rs 20-28 on profit booking. Naka rates were steady. Mill tender rates were down by Rs 5-8 as producers continued selling surplus stocks at every stage.
26th Aug 2013: 'Unproductive cane varieties to blame for poor sugar output'
LUCKNOW: Even as sugar mills seek government support for clearing dues towards cane farmers, experts point out a sharp decline in the cultivation of early variety of sugarcane that contributes to more sugar recovery.
26th Aug 2013: UP acknowledges stress in state's sugar sector
In the backdrop of sugarcane arrears for 2012-13 crushing stand at Rs 2,850 crore in Uttar Pradesh (UP), the state government has for the first time acknowledged stress in the sugar sector.
24th Aug 2013: Sugar prices stable after decontrol of sector: Govt
NEW DELHI: Sugar prices have remained stable after decontrol of the sector, Food Minister K V Thomas informed Rajya Sabha today.
24th Aug 2013: Excise department's blow to ailing sugar industry
LUCKNOW: In another blow to the financially ailing sugar industry of Uttar Pradesh, the excise department has raised objection over the cane department decision to waive off the quota of molasses to be allocated to country liquor manufacturers. The waiver, allowed by the state cabinet, would have fetched additional revenue to the sugar industries, which are erring on payment of thousands of crores due towards cane growers.
23rd Aug 2013: After HC, UP govt to turn heat on sugar mills for pending dues
LUCKNOW: Already facing rough weather, sugar industries defaulting payment due towards sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh are in for trouble with the state government which is considering slapping registered challans on them. The move comes in the wake of an observation of high court which last month asked the industries to pay the dues to farmers within six weeks. The court is scheduled to hear the case on Friday.
21st Aug 2013: India sugar eases on supply pressure; rupee’s fall revives export hopes
MUMBAI: Indian sugar futures eased on Tuesday on forecast of surplus production for the fourth straight year, but expectations of a revival in exports due to a weak rupee limited the downside.
20th Aug 2013: Sugar output expected to be higher in 2013-14 marketing year: Sharad Pawar
NEW DELHI: Sugar output in the next marketing year 2013-14 may exceed 24.5 million tonnes level achieved this year on hopes of higher yields due to good rains, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar said today.
19th Aug 2013: Sugarcane diverted to private mills: Madurai farmers
Sugar is sweet, but issues surrounding its production remain bitter. Government officials in the district are struggling to check the smuggling of sugarcane from agricultural fields, meant exclusively for cooperative sugar mills, to private mills.
17th Aug 2013: Indian sugar futures steady as extra quota offsets exports demand
Indian sugar futures were steady on Wednesday as the government decision to provide additional quota outweighed good export demand and concerns of dry weather in key cane-growing areas could trim next year's production. The Indian government has converted 290,000 tonnes of unsold levy sugar into non-levy and asked mills to sell it before end-August.
13th Aug 2013: Festival demand lends support to sugar
Mumbai, Aug 12: Sugar prices ruled steady on Monday on routine demand and ample supply. Freight rates which improved slightly the previous week on shortage of trucks due to Ramzan Id again came to normal level led to ample arrivals in the market.
13th Aug 2013: Olam Sees Potential for Indian Sugar Exports on Rupee to Surplus
Sugar millers in India, the world’s second-biggest producer of the sweetener, may seek to export product because of a record low for the Indian rupee and a fourth year of domestic surpluses, Olam International Ltd. said.
5th Aug: Sugar edges higher on spot demand
MUMBAI: Sugar futures edged higher, extending gains for a second day due to an improvement in spot demand, but forecast of surplus production and higher stocks kept a lid on gains.
3rd Aug: Sugar prices may rise by Rs 1,000 a ton in coming months: ICRA
NEW DELHI: Sugar prices may rose by Rs 1,000 a tonne in the coming months due to supply side pressures, rating agency ICRABSE 3.54 % said today.
3rd Aug 2013: Sugar profitability to decline in SY2012-13: Icra
KOLKATA: For SY 2012-13, the domestic sugar production is marginally higher than domestic sugar consumption (estimated at around 23-23.5 million MT) which together with imports of 0.5 million tonnes has resulted in a modest surplus, although sugar stocks still remain satisfactory at 6.5- 7.0 million MT or 3 months domestic consumption.
2nd Aug 2013: Indian sugar eases on supply surplus; festive demand eyed
Indian sugar futures eased on Thursday on ample supplies due to surplus production for three straight years amid weak demand, though expectations of a rise in demand due to festivals limited the downside.
31st Jul 2013: Sugar output likely to slip on lower cane availability: Balrampur Chini
Kolkata, July 31: Vivek Saraogi, Managing Director of Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd, on Wednesday said the country’s sugar production during the 2013-14 season is expected to decline due to lower availability of cane.
31st Jul 2013: Sugar industry going through tough phase
KANPUR: The National Sugar Institute (NSI), in association with Sugar Technologists' Association of India (STAI), New Delhi, organised a day-long all-India seminar on the topic, 'Mechanisation of Sugarcane Cultivation in India' at the NSI campus. Prof Ashok Kumar, vice chancellor, CSJM University inaugurated the seminar.
27th Jul 2013: Sugarcane, sugar price mismatch crushes industry
Chennai, July 26: Rising sugarcane prices and stagnant sugar prices are crushing sugar mills, which need to increase efficiency and yield for viability, according to A. Vellayan, Executive Chairman, Murugappa Group.
27th Jul 2013: Sugar steady on continuous selling
Mumbai, July 26: Sugar prices in the Vashi-Mumbai wholesale sugar market ruled steady on Friday.
26th Jul 2013: India sugar flat as retail demand offsets surplus supply
(Reuters) - Indian sugar futures were treading water on Thursday as a slight improvement in retail demand offset a forecast for surplus production for the fourth straight year on the back of ample monsoon rains in cane growing states.
25th Jul 2013: Indian sugar drops as ample rainfall seen boosting output
(Reuters) - Indian sugar futures edged lower on Wednesday, hurt by sluggish demand and a forecast for surplus production for the fourth straight year on the back of ample monsoon rains in cane growing states.
19th Jul 2013: Export contracts fail to sweeten sugar
Mumbai, July 18: Sugar prices ruled steady across the country on Thursday due to slack demand and ample supply.
17th Jul 2013: A weak rupee and Ramzan-triggered higher demand boast sugar exports
NEW DELHI: A weak rupee and Ramzan demand have boosted sugar exports at a time when the freeing up of state controls have led to a rise in supplies and a fall in prices. Mills have committed around 1.5 lakh tonne of sugar for export to neighbouring countries. Thanks to a good demand from West Asian countries due to the ongoing month of Ramzan, Indian traders are offering sugar in the international market in the range of $500 per tonne. Last month, around 69,000 tonne of sugar was exported by India.
17th Jul 2013: Lack of bulk demand dampens sugar
Mumbai, July 16: Sugar prices ruled unchanged in spot markets barring Vashi - Mumbai on Tuesday as supply from producers continued to be higher and demand did not improve as expected
12th Jul 2013: Improvements in sugar production discussed at National Sugar Institute
KANPUR: Three lectures were delivered by the sugar experts on the fourth day of the refresher course underway at the National Sugar Institute.
12th Jul 2013: UP sugar industry presses panic button
Uttar Pradesh sugar industry today pushed the panic button saying its very survival was at stake in the state, which produces roughly 30 per cent of India's sugar output.
11th Jul 2013: Sugar mills blame low prices on cheap raw sugar imports
PUNE: Millers are blaming Shree Renuka Sugars for flooding the market with cheap sugar made by refining imported raw sugar, and said they need a 40% import duty to withstand the glut created by the company. But Narendra Murkumbi, who heads Shree Renuka Sugar, said the culprit is high cane prices.
11th Jul 2013: Sugar import to stop after custom duty hike: Pawar
New Delhi, July 10: Hike in sugar import duty to 15 per cent will halt shipments and boost domestic sales helping millers to clear Rs 9,000 crore outstanding payments to cane farmers, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar today said.
10th Jul 2013: India 2013-14 sugar production estimated at 23.7 MT
This is 5 % lower than 2012-13 out on poor acreage says ISMA
9th Jul 2013: India notifies sugar import duty hike to 15% from 10%
The duty increase could mean a halt to India's sugar imports, which have already slowed to a trickle following a sharp drop in the rupee which makes dollar-denominated world sugar more expensive
6th Jul 2013: World sugar output to hold up next season despite glut
LONDON: World sugar output is set to fall modestly next season despite a supply glut and low international prices, a senior economist said on Friday.
6th Jul 2013: Hike in import duty won't improve realization: Sakthi Sugar
M Manickam, MD, Sakthi Sugars speaks about impact of hike in import duty on sugar factories.
06 Jul 2013: Import duty hike may not sweeten sugar companies' fortunes
NEW DELHI: The government's plan to raise sugar import duty from 10% to 15% may not enough to protect local industry from being swamped by imports as high cost of cane and low international prices remain a concern.
5th Jul 2013: Government plans to hike sugar import duty to 15%
NEW DELHI: The government plans to increase import duty on sugar to 15 per cent from the current 10 per per cent in order to curb shipments and clear sugarcane arrears to farmers estimated at about Rs 9,000 crore.
5th Jul 2013: India's Shree Renuka to start sugar exports from Haldia unit
Aims to refine 50 pct more raw sugar in 2013/14 at Indian units * Plans to cut sugar output in Brazil to raise ethanol production * To crush 11 mln T cane in 2013/14 in Brazil vs 9.5 mln T year ago (Adds managing director's quotes, comments on ethanol plans)
3rd Jul 2013: Sugar mills hold stocks on festival demand hopes
Sugar prices increase by Rs5- Rs7 for fine variety while drop by Rs3-Rs5 for fair quality at Vashi market on Tuesday. Naka rates were mixed but under current was firm tracking firm sentiment at mill level.
3rd Jul 2013: India sugar drops on weak demand from bulk buyers
MUMBAI: Indian sugar futures eased on Tuesday on slowing demand from bulk consumers, though an expected drop in next year's production due to a drought and exports orders limited the downside.
2nd Jul 2013: Ample supplies hold sugar steady
Mumbai, July 1: Sugar prices on the Vashi market ruled steady while on futures it increased on expectation of drop in sugar production next year and talk of an export deal.
1 Jul 2013: Indian sugar drops to six-week low
Indian sugar futures fell on Friday to their lowest in nearly six weeks on sluggish demand from bulk buyers due to the early arrival of the monsoon and abundant supplies. An expected drop in India's sugar production in the next crop year starting from October 1 due to a drought in key producing areas limited the downside. The key July contract on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange was down 0.93 percent at 2,992 rupees ($50.3) per 100 kg at 0910 GMT. It hit a low of 2,979 rupees earlier in the day, the lowest since May 20.
29 जून 2013: घसरलेला रुपया साखर उद्योगाच्या पथ्यावर
कोल्हापूर - आंतरराष्ट्रीय बाजारात रुपयाची घसरण होऊन डॉलरची किंमत वाढली. याचा फायदा साखर उद्योगाला झाला असून त्यामुळे साखर निर्यातीला चांगले दिवस आले आहेत.
29th June 2013: India - Punjab sugar production rises fractionally in 2012/13
Punjab's state cooperative mills crushed 1.49 mln tonnes of sugarcane into 129,300 tonnes of sugar in 2012/13, up fractionally from 1.4143 mln tonnes of cane processed into 128,000 tonnes of sugar in 2011/12
28th June 2013: European Union - EU to abolish sugar production quotas in September 2017
The compromise reached between the EU Council, Parliament and Commission on the bloc's Common Agriculture Policy for 2014-2020 includes the abolition of EU sugar production quotas at the end of the 2016/17 (Oct/Sep) sugar marketing year on September 30, 2017.
27th June 2013: Retail demand for sugar likely to improve next week
Mumbai, June 26: Sugar prices on the Vashi wholesale market ruled flat on Wednesday amid thin trade. Supply from producers was higher despite local demand easing with month-end in sight.
26th June 2013: Punjab govt releases Rs 95.60 cr for cane growers
CHANDIGARH: On the personal initiative of the Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the state government has released Rs. 95.60 crore to the State Cooperative Sugar Mills for further disbursement to cane growers.
25th June 2013: Co-ops to supply PDS sugar to states
Private mills will have to depend on open market as states, demand would go these In a major transformation in the sugar procurement mechanism, 10 large sugar producing states are planning to enter into memoranda of understanding with local co-operative mills for buying sugar to distribute under the Public Distribution System (PDS). Seven others have already floated tenders and are in various stages of finalisation. Northeastern states have sought transition time from the Centre. States, therefore, are set to commence sugar procurement from the open market soon.
24 th June 2013: Cheap imports may hit domestic sugar industry
THE glut in global sugar production and the consequent sharp fall in international prices may come as good news for consumers in India — the world’s largest consumer of the sweetener.
22nd June 2013: States not ready to sell sugar without centre’s assistance
NEW DELHI: Barely 10 days are left for states to procure sugar for selling at ration shops but most of them have not even floated tenders to buy the commodity from the open market. From July 1, the central government will stop procuring sugar from mills for ration shops across the country. States will have to buy it from the open market and sell at a subsidised price at ration shops while the central government will pay the subsidy amount of Rs 18.50 per kg.
21st June 2013: Seeking viability, UP sugar industry roots for new sugarcane varieties
LUCKNOW: Sugar industry in UP has suggested introduction of new varieties of sugarcane to make its business more sustainable and also economically viable.
20th June 2013: Finance Ministry turns down Pawar’s proposal to hike sugar import duty
New Delhi, June 19: The Finance Ministry has turned down Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar’s proposal to hike sugar import duty immediately so as to address mounting cane arrears, saying such a move would lead to inflation.
19th June 2013: Sugarcane production in Karnataka set to decline
MYSORE: Sugarcane production in the state this year is going to decline and the produce can be 20 percent less compared to last year. Previous year, 3.20 crore tones of sugarcane was produced, where as this is expected to decline to 2.6 crore tones this year.
18th June 2013: Indian sugar prices edge up on lower supplies
(Reuters) - Indian sugar rose slightly on Monday due to lower supplies in the domestic market as the crushing season neared its end.
18th June 2013: Sugar output may fall 8-10% in FY 14: Renuka Sugars
Amid sluggish sugarcane planting in drought-hit Maharashtra and Karnataka, leading sugar refiner Shree Renuka Sugars today said it expects 8-10 per cent fall in India's overall sugar output at 22-22.5 million tonnes in the 2013-14 marketing year.
17th June 2013: Sugar sentiment positive on festival demand
Mumbai, June 14: Physical sugar prices were mixed and stable in the Vashi wholesale sugar market but on futures market, the commodity lost more than Rs 20 on Friday.
17th June 2013: Sugar industry’s eyes are on oil firms’ orders
VISHWANATH KULKARNI NEW DELHI, JUNE 16: Beleaguered sugar mills, whose realisations are under pressure due to high production costs and the bearish trend in prices, are eagerly looking forward to the ethanol orders from the oil marketing companies.
13th June 2013 : Chhattisgarh to become self-sufficient in sugar production
Chhattisgarh would now become self-reliant in sugar production, literally would not have to depend on the Government of India for a quota.
12th June 2013 : Brazil sugar output slows as ethanol appeal tells
The improved economics for Brazilian cane mills of producing ethanol rather than sugar have begun to play out in earnest, as they escaped from "historic commitments" to produce the sweetener.

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Sugar production up to 30th April 2018
Till 30th April 2018, sugar mills have produced 310.37 lac tons of sugar in the current season. With 130 sugar mills are still operating, majorly in U.P., it is expected that sugar production during the current season might end up between 315-320 lac tons.
Sugar bears come out to play as surplus swells on Asia harvests
There’s about to be enough sugar piled up in warehouses to make three chocolate cakes for every person in the world, and that’s got the market spooked.
India’s sugar output expected to rise to record 29.2 million tonnes
India’s sugar production is likely to rise to a record 29.2 million tonnes in the 2017-18 season, up nearly 12% from a previous estimate as Maharashtra’s output could more than double.
India may export more sugar than forecast on higher yields
Shipments may total 1.5 million metric tons in the next six to eight months, said Abinash Verma, director general of the Indian Sugar Mills Association
Plea To Maintain Sugar Prices At Steady Levels
Former president of Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) O P Dhanuka said there was a need to maintain ex-factory prices level at Rs 3,900 per quintal
1st DEC 2016 - Brazil cane harvest to fall in 2017-18 - but sugar output to rise
The cane harvest in Brazil's key Centre South region will fall back towards a five-year low next
1st DEC 2016 ' Sugar futures slump on Brazilian cane crushing data
Sugar futures tumbled further, under pressure from a slightly bigger than expected cane crush
Sugar futures - can they extend their recovery in 2016?
Sugar futures - can they extend their recovery in 2016?
Sugar heads for first gain in five years as El Nino
After four bitter years, sugar mills can look forward to sweeter prospects in 2016.
6th Feb 2014: Sugar up on firm freight rates
Sugar prices ruled marginally higher on Wednesday on firm freight rates which rose further by ₹5-6 to around ₹110-130 a quintal at producing centres for Mumbai. At the Vashi wholesale market, old stocks sold ₹5-10 lower, while new production ruled ₹5-10 higher. Naka and mill tender rates were unchanged.
6th Feb 2014: Indian sugar futures rise awaiting govt moves
(Reuters) India's sugar futures ended up on Wednesday and are expected to open steady in the next session on hopes that the government will finally approve a package of incentives for raw sugar production which could help exports.
14th Feb 2014: Sugar prices may go up, says CRISIL
Mumbai: Sugar prices are likely to go up by 10 per cent on back of government’s decision allow subsidy of Rs. 3.33 per kg on exports of 4 million tonnes (mt) of raw sugar over the next 2 years, according to CRISIL Research.
14th Feb 2014: Govt’s export subsidy sweetens sugar
Mumbai: Sugar prices improved across the country on Thursday as stockists started building fresh positions after the Government approved a ₹3,333/tonne subsidy to boost raw sugar exports. This move should help cut oversupply of refined sugar, which has piled up with mills after four straight years of surplus production, an observer said.
14th Feb 2014: Indian sugar futures end up on govt incentives
Indian sugar futures ended higher on Thursday and could extend gains in the next trading session after the government granted the much-awaited subsidy for raw sugar output late on Wednesday. Guar futures are seen opening weaker on Friday on higher production and carry-forward stocks.
24th Jan 2014: Spot sugar market under pressure
Mumbai, January 23: Sugar prices ruled weak on the Vashi wholesale market. Prices dropped further by Rs 10-20 a quintal for the S-grade on Thursday, taking the total loss to Rs 110-130 this month. Higher selling by producers and need-based local demand, along with peak production, kept spot prices under pressure. The volume was routine.
21st Jan 2014: Indian sugar futures fall on mounting supplies
Indian sugar futures fell on Monday as the new cane crushing season has swelled supplies when mills are saddled with mammoth stocks of the sweetener. At 1032 GMT, the key February contract was down 0.54 percent at 2,743 rupees ($44.62) per 100 kg on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange.
18th Jan 2014: Indian sugar futures up on production drop
Indian sugar futures edged higher on Thursday to their highest level in a week on a drop in production and on expectations of export incentives for mills to produce raw sugar for exports. Indian sugar mills produced 8.55 million tonnes of the sweetener between October 1 and January 15, about 21 percent lower year-on-year, a producers' body said on Thursday, on delays in crushing of cane.
18th Dec 2013: Indian sugar futures up on higher exports
Indian sugar futures edged up on Tuesday due to prospects of higher exports. The key January contract was up 0.04 percent at 2,766 rupees per 100 kg on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange. Mills have exported 227,000 tonnes of sugar in the current season which began on October 1, the Indian Sugar Mills Association said in a statement.
7th Oct 2013: Sugar in a nascent short-term uptrend
October 5, 2013: The Sugar No 11 contract, the benchmark contract for raw sugar futures, skyrocketed 9.5 per cent to a six-month high to finish the week at 18.48 cents a pound. On October 1, the contract jumped 4.8 per cent with an upward gap, decisively breaching its 200-day moving average. However, on the year-to-date basis, the contract is down 5.3 per cent.
28th Aug 2013: Sugar turns sour on selling pressure
Mumbai, Aug 27: Sugar prices across the country declined on Tuesday as selling pressure increased amid slack demand. In the Vashi wholesale spot market, sugar traded Rs 6-15 a quintal lower due to need-based demand and sufficient supply from mills. A rise in pressure to lift stocks pulled down naka rates by Rs 15.
28th Aug 2013: Sugar hits 3-week low on supply surplus; eyes exports
MUMBAI: Sugar futures dropped on Tuesday to their lowest level in three weeks on weak demand and ample supplies due to surplus production in three straight years, although hopes that a weak rupee will revive exports limited the downside.
23rd Jul 2013: Indian sugar eases on sluggish demand, surplus production forecast
(Reuters) - Indian sugar futures eased on Monday on tepid demand from bulk buyers amid a forecast for surplus production for the fourth straight year.
29th June 2013: Sugar futures set for sharp move - but which way?
Sugar futures are at a tipping point, which could see them fall some 15% or soar 30%, Phillip Futures said. But as to which way they will break, commentators stressed divergent price influences.
28th June 2013: Sugar low may be forming as processors increase refining for ethanol
General Comments: Futures closed slightly lower after trading higher early in the session. Data from Unica in Brazil showed that processors were refining for ethanol more than for sugar, but that there is still plenty of Sugar around. July goes off the Board on Friday. There is still talk that a low is forming or has formed for at least the short term.
26th June 2013: Sugar turns bearish with cues from futures
Mumbai, June 25: Sugar prices on the Vashi wholesale market extended losses by Rs 5-7 a quintal on Tuesday as demand eased and supply improved.
20th June 2013: Indian sugar futures extend fall
Indian sugar futures fell on Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session because of plentiful monsoon rains in cane-growing regions. The key July contract on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange was down 1.48 percent at 3,059 rupees ($52.05) per 100 kg at 1048 GMT.
19th June 2013: Indian sugar futures down
Indian sugar futures edged down on Tuesday due to weak demand from bulk consumers though expectations of a rise in import duty restricted the downside. The key July contract on the National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange was down 0.23 percent at 3,104 rupees ($53.72) per 100 kg at 1119 GMT.
5th Aug: Sugar edges higher on spot demand
MUMBAI: Sugar futures edged higher, extending gains for a second day due to an improvement in spot demand, but forecast of surplus production and higher stocks kept a lid on gains.
2nd Jul 2013: Sugar rises as traders sign export deals
MUMBAI: Sugar futures edged higher on Monday on an expected drop in the next year's production due to a drought and as traders signed export deals for July shipments.
1st Aug: 1st Aug 2013: India sugar futures edge up on demand; surplus stocks weigh
MUMBAI: Indian sugar futures edged higher on Tuesday on a slight improvement in spot demand, though higher carry-forward stocks and a forecast of surplus production for a fourth straight year capped the upside.

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