Thursday, 6 October, 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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Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

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Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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