Sugar production rises by 25% to 17.68 million tonnes during 4 months between October ‘20 and January ‘21: ISMA


India’s 491 sugar mills have together produced 176.83 lakh (17.683 million) tonnes of sugar in the first four months of the current sugar season, which started on October 1. In the corresponding period of the previous season, the mills produced 141 lakh tonnes. The output is up by around 25%, prompted primarily by an increased […]

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India’s sugar output doubles at 42.9 lakh tonnes in October-November


India’s sugar production jumped over two-fold at 42.9 lakh tonnes during October-November due to early start of mills this season, according to industry body ISMA (Indian Sugar Mills Association). Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. According to ISMA data, the country’s sugar production stood at 42.9 lakh tonnes during October-November period of 2020-21 marketing […]

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NTPC’s Auraiya project in UP starts commercial operation of 8 MW solar energy


National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) announced that the 8 MW solar energy generation capacity at its Auraiya project in Uttar Pradesh has been made commercially operational. The remaining 12 MW solar capacity under implementation is expected to be operational by March 2021. “Consequent upon successful commissioning, 8 MW part capacity of 20 MW Auraiya Solar PV […]

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UP government to spend Rs 2600 crore in creating fresh agri storage facility, says chief minister

The government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is slated to spend around Rs 2,600 crore in creating over 5,000 storage units for agriculture produce across the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath told an a conference organised by industry conference CII on Friday. He said improving agriculture infrastructure was a top priority of his […]

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Discoms’ outstanding dues to power companies rise by 37% to Rs 1.33 lakh crore in August 2020


The total dues owed by distribution firms to power generating companies rose by over 37 per cent year-on-year to Rs 1.33 lakh crore in August 2020, reflecting stress in the sector. Distribution companies (discoms) owed a total of Rs 96,963 crore to power generation firms in August 2019, according to the portal PRAAPTI (Payment Ratification […]

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