Thursday, 29 September, 2022
TopicSugarcane farmers

Topic: Sugarcane farmers

‘Youth got swayed by BJP in 2017’, say many Jats in west UP’s sugarcane belt, RLD gains ground

Anger over sugarcane dues, electricity bills, stray cattle & inflation resonates across the region. Farmers say young Jats voted for Modi last time, but they have learnt their lesson.

UP govt in ‘wilful disobedience’, farmers can’t wait years for sugarcane dues: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court has said the UP government has defied its 2017 order to fix interest for mills to pay farmers for late payment of dues.

Flat prices, late payments, rising costs — why western UP’s sugarcane farmers are in crisis

UP is home to 35 lakh sugarcane farming families, and the agrarian crisis is set to play a key role in next year’s state assembly elections.

Modi govt hikes sugarcane price, eyes benefits in UP & Punjab elections

Union Cabinet has approved the highest-ever FRP for sugarcane farmers at Rs 290/quintal, a hike of Rs 5 from last year. New rates will come into effect from October.

Govt hikes minimum pay to sugarcane growers by Rs 5/quintal, rules out rise in sugar price

Union minister Piyush Goyal said the FRP has been increased for a basic recovery rate of 10% and there won't be any deduction where recovery is below 9.5%.

Why Modi govt panel is looking into this Gujarat model of payment for all sugarcane farmers

A high-level committee was formed In January to examine NITI Aayog's recommendation that, officials say, could solve the 'huge problem of dues'.

Locust swarms spare Delhi but threaten Rs 40,000-crore sugarcane economy in UP

The swarms have hit various districts of western UP and the Bundelkhand region in the last 48 hours, prompting alerts in several places like Agra, Kasganj, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot and Jhansi.

New locust swarm enters sugar cane region of Uttar Pradesh

In January, more than 25,000 hectares of wheat, rapeseed, cumin & potatoes in Gujarat were hit by locusts & a third of crops damaged in 75% of affected areas.

Take sugar, forget payment of dues — Yogi govt order angers sugarcane farmers

The UP govt threw back to the barter system of yore to settle farmer dues totalling Rs 12,000 crore. The idea doesn’t have many buyers.

India’s bumper cane crop will cause a global sugar glut again in 2020

New Delhi/London: India may roil the global sugar market again as prospects for next year’s cane crop have brightened due to brimming reservoirs. Bountiful monsoon...

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Yogendra Yadav at the Bharat Jodo Yatra | YogendraYadav/Facebook

‘Congress must die’, I said in 2019. What I meant then, and what’s changed now

At this juncture in history, you don't hold on to grudges. Following Paul Samuelson, I ask everyone: 'When the situation changes, I change my assessment. What about you, sir?'
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.

Defence

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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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