Barely a month into the season, Maharashtra sugar mills falling short of cane; stop crushing

Barely a month after the commencement of crushing operations in the state, a couple of cooperative sugar factories in Maharashtra, located in Ahmednagar and Aurangabad regions, have stopped crushing. Maharashtra sugar commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad said to Financial Express, of the 135 mills that began crushing in the state a month ago, two have already stopped […]

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Heavy untimely rains hit 54 lakh hectare of crops in Maharashtra

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Preliminary estimates by the agriculture department of Maharashtra reveal that standing crop spread over 54 lakh hectare has been damaged by the unseasonal rains. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed officials to conduct Panchanamas so that the government can assess the total damage and consider compensation for farmers. Farmers have demanded immediate Panchnamas to help […]

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Report on curbing cane farming in parched Marathawada to be submitted to Maharashtra CM

Farmers in Maharashtra’s Marathwada region need to be weaned away from water-intensive crops such as sugarcane because of recurring droughts and water scarcity, a state government official has said in a draft report, reports Financial Express. Aurangabad divisional commissioner Sunil Kendrekar told Financial Express that he is giving final touches to a report on measures […]

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