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  • Seasonal woes of sugarcane growers

    MUZAFFARGARH: Farmers continue to face agony as sugar mills deny them payments for sugarcane produce...

    Riaz Husain told this correspondent that he had cultivated 100 acres (sugarcane) in Budh and Mahmoodkot area and he took 40,000 per acre land on lease...

  • Uproar in PA as opposition wants to highlight sugarcane growers’ woes

    Pakistan Muslim League-Functional’s Nand Kumar Goklani and other opposition lawmakers said the growers in Sindh had been facing hardship due to delay in the start of crushing season by sugar mills and fixing of sugar cane prices...

    40pm to meet again on Wednesday, PPP’s Ghazala Sial was allowed to table two private bills for setting up the Pakistan University, Karachi Bill 2017 and the University of Arts and Culture, Jamshoro Bill...

  • Sugarcane farmers protest delay in crushing

    RAHIM YAR KHAN: Hundreds of sugarcane farmers held a protest against the delay in start of crushing season on the Shahi Road and blocked the railway track on the Tranda Sawaye Khan Railway Crossing, 14km from here, on Monday...

    The farmer organisations, including the Kissan Board Pakistan (KBP), Agri Forum Pakistan (AFP), Kissan Ittead Pakistan (KIP), Tarqipasand Kashtkaran Punjab (TKP) and Anjuman Kashtkaran Punjab (AKP) had given a...

  • Sindh govt yet to notify indicative price for sugarcane

    HYDERABAD: The Sindh government has yet to notify the indicative price for sugarcane and fix crushing date despite the fact that the 1950 Act calls for beginning of crushing season in October...

    The Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) said that if it failed to get subsidy, it won’t pay more than Rs1,250 per 40kg to growers and delay crushing...

  • Sugarcane producers fear delay in crushing season

    SUGARCANE producers in Sindh fear a delay in the start of the crushing season, as millers don’t seem ready to start the process before late December or early January...

    The Pakistan Sugar Mills Association’s (PSMA) Sindh chapter argues that the federal government has yet to notify an export subsidy it announced last month...

  • ‘Successful’ inter-cropping of mung-bean, sugarcane in Toba

    TOBA TEK SINGH: Agricultural experts have successfully inter-cropped mung-bean, a pulse, and sugarcane on 17 acres of land of farmers at Chak-314 JB, Bariaran, near Gojra...

    The inter-cropping of mung-bean and sugarcane was initiated first time in the district in 2014 under Agriculture Innovation Programme funded by USAID and implemented by The World Vegetable Centre-Pakistan with the help of their working partner Ayub Pulses Research...

  • Farmers and millers grappling with sugarcane pricing issue

    AT a meeting held on September 29 to fix the price of sugarcane for the 2015-16 season between Sindh government officials, sugar millers and growers, the millers insisted that they be given a cash subsidy and the price be fixed at last year’s level of Rs172 per 40kg...

    The meeting, chaired by the provincial agriculture minister, was adjourned for 20 days, after which the Sindh government would either call another meeting or fix the...

  • Sugarcane crushing

    ONCE again, sugarcane crushing season has arrived and the matter of setting a support price for procurement threatens to be a thorny affair...

    Also read: Farmers and millers grappling with sugarcane pricing issueThe matter was left to fester for far too long last year, and it would be better if that episode were not repeated...

  • Sugarcane pricing policy in limbo

    WHILE the Sindh government has yet to announce the support price for sugarcane for this season, at least two sugar mills in the province have begun production and are buying the crop at last year’s unsubsidised rate...

    Also read: Sugarcane crisisTwo meetings between millers, growers and the Sindh agriculture minister failed to yield any results...

  • Sindh’s indecision on sugarcane pricing benefits mills

    LIKE last year, selling sugarcane remains a huge problem for farmers owing to the Sindh government’s indecisiveness on setting a support price for the crop...

    It has allowed those millers to export the sweetener who have cleared the outstanding dues of farmers and have started crushing sugarcane on a full scale...

  • Sindh’s irrational sugarcane pricing policy

    THE Sindh government finally notified sugarcane price of Rs172/40kg for 2015-16 crushing season on January 3...

    From growers’ point of view, the Sindh government seems to have set a bad precedent by fixing the sugarcane price downward...

  • Sugarcane prices go up in Sindh

    THE decline in sugarcane area and output in lower Sindh has triggered an upswing in demand which has pushed cane price to Rs200+ per 40kg in this crushing season, due to end this month...

    Over the last few years the acreage has declined in the cane growing belt of Badin, Tando Mohammad Khan and Thatta...

  • Sugarcane farmers hold demonstration against mill

    The farmers alleged that the mill administration had shut its doors with dozens of vehicles loaded with sugarcane waiting outside...

    Mr Gudara, president of the farmers union of Jatoi tehsil, said if the mill did not purchase the cane then this season will go to waste for the farmers of this area, as this time the weather was not cold enough to make the sugarcane juicy enough...

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