Sugarcane farmers taken into preventive custody in Bengaluru

Following the detaining of the protestors by the Upparpet police, farmers across the state blocked highways demanding their release.

published on : 27th November 2022

Cane and Unable: Lessons from the red rot disease afflicting UP's farms

Co 0238 is high yielding. With a diameter of about 2.5 to 2.75 cm, it is 'medium thick', and 0.25 cm thicker than 'medium thin' varieties.

published on : 17th November 2022

Karnataka: Farmers plan stir over delay in fixing of sugarcane prices

The Karnataka State Sugarcane Growers’ Association has called for a statewide stir to protest the delay in fixing the price of sugarcane.

published on : 24th October 2022

Bommai will give ‘sweet news’ to cane farmers: Shankar Patil Munenakoppa

We will give them sweet news soon,” he told reporters after a marathon meeting with Raitha Sangha members. 

published on : 16th October 2022

Colourful caterpillar turns villain on social media, experts come to rescue in Karnataka

As per the experts, the moth caterpillar is harmless and does not cause death. "If touched there will be irritation on the skin that occurs with any of the moth caterpillars," they claimed.

published on : 19th September 2022

UP mills owe Rs 4,832 crore to cane farmers as on September 1

Minister of State for Food and Consumer Affairs Sadhvi Jyoti informed that Simbhaoli Sugars has paid Rs 263.60 crore, while an amount of Rs 238.09 crore is yet to be paid by them.

published on : 17th September 2022

Nizamabad ryots want sugar factories as poll issue

Sugarcane farmers in Nizamabad, who have been fighting a long battle for the revival of sugar factories, are now pressing to make their demand an election issue in the district.

published on : 12th September 2022

Rain boosts paddy, sugarcane cultivation

Paddy and sugarcane farmers expect a bountiful  harvest, in the wake of abundant rainfall during the South West monsoon.

published on : 30th August 2022

Sugarcane farmers want crushing to begin early

Hence farmers urged the State government to undertake crushing by early November and requested the mills to take up the labour costs for the welfare of the farmers.

published on : 28th August 2022

Paddy sowing down by 5.99 per cent so far; major lag in Jharkhand, WB, Chattisgarh

Paddy was sown in 390.99 lakh hectare in the year-ago period, the data showed. It is the main kharif crop, sowing of which begins with the onset of the southwest monsoon from June.

published on : 26th August 2022

Foresters ‘steal’ sugarcane to feed two elephants in Karnataka

The farmer, Raju Kanbarkar, found out about it when he visited his field later in the morning. He alleged that foresters have cut fully grown sugarcane.

published on : 26th August 2022

Farmers try to lay seige to CM Bommai’s residence over cane advisory price

Several farmers on Monday staged an agitation demanding that the Union Government announce the State Advisory Price (SAP) for sugarcane.

published on : 12th July 2022

Study by Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences researchers links sugarcane ash to chronic kidney ailment

As per the findings, CKD is common among manual agricultural workers in hot regions.

published on : 20th June 2022

Karnataka crushes record 622 lakh tonnes of sugarcane

Sugar factories in Karnataka have crushed a record 622.26 lakh tonnes of sugarcane in the year 2021-22, 181.14 lakh tonnes more than last year.

published on : 10th June 2022

Over 17 lakh tonnes of sugarcane still lying in farms across Maha despite end of crushing season 

Out of the 10 districts in Maharashtra that have topped the list of excess sugarcane stock this year, seven are from the Marathwada region, the official said.

published on : 20th May 2022

Centre’s push for alternative fuels to help change Nizamabad’s fortunes?

Sources said the Centre has decided to blend as much as 30 per cent of ethanol in petrol by October in comparison to the 10 per cent allowed currently. 

published on : 6th May 2022

 Shortage of labourers hits sugarcane harvest in Dharmapuri

Many farmers said they have to delay cutting, which would reduce the quality of juice and fetch poor returns.

published on : 1st March 2022

Hike in sugarcane FRP inadequate compared to rise in petrol, diesel prices: BKU chief Naresh Tikait

He demanded that the hike in the fair and remunerative price of sugarcane should be on par with the rise in prices of petrol, diesel and other items.

published on : 26th August 2021

PM announces 150 per cent hike in MSP for kharif, higher FRP for sugarcane

PM assured Sugarcane farmers that within the next two weeks, the FRP for sugarcane for the sugar season of 2018-19, will also be announced, which will be higher than the 2017-18 price.

published on : 29th June 2018