15 sugar factories in Maharashtra get notice for failing to pay fair and remunerative price dues

The Maharashtra Sugar Commissionerate has issued notices to 15 sugar factories in the state for their failure to pay the fair and remunerative Price (FRP) payments due to farmers, senior officials of the Commissionerate revealed. The FRP arrears as on date are to the tune of Rs 780 crore. According to the Sugarcane Control Act, […]

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Central Bank of India launches loan schemes for farmers, Self Help Groups and MSMEs amid lockdown

To provide some relief to people amid rising cases of Coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic in the country, the Central Bank of India has come up with few loan schemes for the farmers and the needy. The bank has launched various schemes to offer liquidity support to the micro, small and medium enterprises or MSMEs, agriculture […]

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India’s PM-GKAY scheme to distribute food grains to over 80 crore people

The Government is making efforts to ensure that foodgrains are readily available for distribution in all the States for meeting their requirements under the “Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PM-GKAY)”. The Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan said the FCI (Food Corporation of India) has already loaded […]

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Covid-19 disrupts $6.9 billion of global mining output

Covid-19 has impacted the mining industry across the globe as governments enforce lockdowns and quarantines and companies halt operations because workers and contractors can’t get on-site due to restrictions. S&P Global Market Intelligence in a new report tallies the impact of these mine closures, showing Africa and the Americas hardest hit in terms of the number of […]

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