Six lakh tonnes of sugar exports confirmed by UP sugar mills, post the export subsidy scheme

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A week after the government of India announced the sugar export subsidy policy for the ongoing season, sugar mills from Uttar Pradesh (UP) have signed export contracts for over six lakh tonnes of raw and white sugar. In contrast, mills from Maharashtra are yet to sign a single contract, according to a Financial Express report. […]

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India’s Jal Shaktri Ministry keen on interlinking of rivers for water and food security

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India’s Jal Shakti ministry (Ministry of Water Resources) is expecting to resolve issues such as building consensus on water sharing during the lean season between Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh through a process of consultation and cooperation, Minister of State for Jal Shakti, Rattan Lal Kataria said. He added that most of the clearances for […]

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UP sugar mills urge the state government not to increase State Advised Price of sugar

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Fearing a drop in sugar recovery in the current season and the resultant impact on the cost of sugar production, the Uttar Pradesh Sugar Millers Association (UPSMA) has written to chief minister Yogi Adityanath requesting him not to increase the state advised price (SAP) of sugar in the current season. According to data gathered from […]

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On World Fisheries Day, UP wins best performer tag in inland fisheries; Odisha the best marine state

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On the occasion of World Fisheries Day on 21 Novemeber, 2020, Uttar Pradesh was awarded as best performing state in inland fisheries sector while Odisha got the award of the best Marine state by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, Government of India. Addressing the gathering, the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and […]

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India’s sugar production likely to go up 12% to 30.5 million tonnes in Sugar Year 2021: ICRA

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The domestic sugar production is likely to go up by 12 per cent to 30.5 million tonnes during the sugar year 2021, beginning October, due to availability of sugarcane in Maharashtra and Karnataka, according to an ICRA report. This forecast is after adjusting for the impact of the diversion of B-heavy molasses and sugarcane juice […]

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Uttar Pradesh betting on herbal plants during Covid-19; Demand on the rise

A spurt in sale of herbal plants is being observed in Uttar Pradesh amid the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, Business Standard reports. A large number of nurseries in UP have been doing brisk business selling plants such as Tulsi (Basil), Brahmi (water hyssop), Ashwagandha (winter cherry), Giloy (heart-leaved moonseed) and Lemongrass. Orders for these plants are pouring daily from other […]

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