Several farmers on Monday staged an agitation demanding that the Union Government announce the State Advisory Price (SAP) for sugarcane.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Many farmers said they have to delay cutting, which would reduce the quality of juice and fetch poor returns.
Thanks to the abundant North-East monsoon, which brought 468.5 mm of rainfall to the district, the yield of tapioca increased substantially. However, the price has dipped because of the supply glut.
After several protests staged by the farmers in Villupuram and at the Sugar Commission in Chennai, the private mills paid off the farmers in December, said officials.
Sugarcane farmers have little to celebrate this Pongal festival as they are facing a setback in selling their yield due to stunt growth and diminishing demand.
The State government on Tuesday issued guidelines for procuring sugarcane from farmers for free distribution to PDS cardholders for Pongal.
He also pointed to how last year the procurement price was Rs 22 per sugarcane and cooperative officials procuring nearly 25,000 pieces.
Bommai said successive governments have been focusing towards food production but have not focused on the economic development of farmers.
The BJP on Friday urged the State government to come to the rescue of the sugarcane farmers by reviving the sugarcane mills being run under the cooperative sector.
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.
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.