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India provides $27 mn for agro-processing plants in Ghana


May 25th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Accra, May 25 (IANS) India is to provide $27 million for establishing two agro-processing plants for sugarcane and tomatoes in eastern Ghana, Indian High Commissioner Rajinder Bhagat has said.Bhagat, during ... Read more...

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Pawar again criticises Maharashtra governor


April 29th, 2012 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), April 29 (IANS) Union Agricultural Minister Sharad Pawar Sunday renewed his criticism of Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan for not doing enough for the drought-prone areas in the ... Read more...

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Government’s decision on sugar exports next week


November 17th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) A group of ministers headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to take a decision next week on allowing sugar exports in 2011-12 ... Read more...

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Shiv Sena demands better price for sugarcane


November 8th, 2011 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Tuesday demanded a better price for sugarcane growers in Maharashtra, failing which the party would intensify its agitation."The Shiv ... Read more...

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Mayawati announces steep hike in sugarcane price


November 8th, 2011 - 6:56 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 8 (IANS) With an eye to the 2012 assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday announced a steep hike in the sugarcane purchase price, making it ... Read more...

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BJP MPs urge PM to lift sugar, cotton, onion export ban


March 16th, 2011 - 6:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) A group of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Karnataka and Maharashtra Wednesday urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to allow controlled export of sugar, ... Read more...

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Sugar prices, withdrawal of MPs quota spark anger in Rajya Sabha


April 30th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The high prices of sugar and the withdrawal of a quota for MPs in central schools sparked anger among opposition members in the Rajya Sabha Friday ... Read more...

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Jayalalithaa writes to Manmohan to hike sugarcane prices


February 17th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Feb 17 (IANS) Taking her demand for remunerative price for sugarcane to the central government, AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa has requested Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase the procurement ... Read more...

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Jayalalitha writes to Dr Singh, criticises Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Karunanidhi


February 17th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) General Secretary J Jayalalitha on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, criticising Tamil Nadu ... Read more...

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Punjab seeks package for sugarcane farmers


February 11th, 2010 - 8:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 11 (IANS) The Punjab government Thursday asked the central government to announce a package for sugarcane farmers in view of the dwindling area under sugarcane production in the country. Deputy Chief ... Read more...

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Governor’s address lacks long-term vision: Jayalalithaa


January 6th, 2010 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, Jan 6 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in Tamil Nadu and AIADMK general secretary J.Jayalalithaa Wednesday criticised Governor Surjit Singh Barnala's address to the assembly and said it lacked long-term vision. ... Read more...

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Sugar Mills should ensure ethanol to oil companies: Pawar


December 22nd, 2009 - 11:03 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Dec 22(ANI): Union Agriculture and Food Minister Sharad Pawar on Tuesday appealed to the sugar mills to ensure continuous and adequate supplies of ethanol to the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) ... Read more...

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Congress bats for Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane farmers


December 16th, 2009 - 9:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress leaders from Uttar Pradesh Wednesday led a sugarcane farmers' protest outside the office of the cane commissioner here to express solidarity with the "exploited farmers". Organised under the ... Read more...

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Now, Congress demands higher sugarcane price


December 12th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) The Congress party in Uttar Pradesh has offered its support for the agitating sugarcane farmers in the state and urged the Mayawati government to announce a higher ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh invites sugarcane farmers for talks (Lead)


December 1st, 2009 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Bucking under pressure from sugarcane farmers who held a rally in Lucknow Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh government invited them for talks and asked officials to take necessary steps ... Read more...

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Sugarcane farmers hold demonstrations in Lucknow


December 1st, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 1 (IANS) Armed with sugarcane stems, thousands of farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh arrived here in jam-packed trains to demonstrate against the sugarcane pricing policy of the state ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh farmers to sell sugarcane in other states


November 27th, 2009 - 8:40 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 27 (IANS) Sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh will sell their produce to sugar mills in Uttarakhand and Haryana if the state government did not raise the advised price to Rs.215 ... Read more...

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Bijnor farmers boycott government schools, schemes meant for kids


November 27th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by ANI
Bijnor (Uttar Pradesh), Nov 27 (ANI): In protest against the rise in the prices of sugarcane, farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor town have decided not to send their wards to schools.They ... Read more...

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Pawar calls all-party meeting on sugarcane pricing


November 25th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) With the government facing hurdles in finalising amendments to the bill on sugarcane pricing, Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar Wednesday convened an all-party meeting to thrash out ... Read more...

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Rs.7,266-cr package insufficient for Bundelkhand: Mulayam (Lead)


November 22nd, 2009 - 7:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, who celebrated his 71st birthday Sunday, said the Rs.7,266 crore special package by the central government ... Read more...

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Mulayam urges party to penetrate rural areas


November 22nd, 2009 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 22 (IANS) Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav celebrated his 71st birthday Sunday when he asked his party cadres to reach out to the ... Read more...

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Government playing sugarcane politics: Mayawati


November 21st, 2009 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati has accused the central government of "deliberately delaying" the decision to withdraw the ordinance on sugarcane ... Read more...

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Day after: police don’t acknowledge vandalism by farmers (Lead)


November 20th, 2009 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) A day after the capital's heart was vandalised by over 40,000 protesting sugarcane farmers, police Friday said they could only do so much to prevent the situation ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourned till Monday as sugarcane row continues (Second Lead)


November 20th, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) Work in both houses of parliament stalled for the second consecutive day Friday with opposition members stirring up a massive row over sugarcane prices and demanding ... Read more...

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Parliament adjourns till Monday over sugarcane price issue


November 20th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 20 (ANI): Both houses of Parliament adjourned till Monday on the sugarcane pricing issue following opposition protests.After eminent journalist H K Dua took oath as Rajya Sabha member, ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned over sugarcane prices (Lead)


November 20th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned until noon Friday after opposition members disrupted the proceedings demanding a better deal for sugarcane farmers. As soon as the ... Read more...

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Rajya Sabha adjourned twice over sugarcane prices


November 20th, 2009 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was adjourned twice Friday following protests by sugarcane farmers over falling prices for their crop. The trouble began immediately after the house assembled when ... Read more...

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Lok Sabha adjourned after bedlam


November 20th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 20 (IANS) The Lok Sabha was adjourned until noon Friday after opposition members disrupted the proceedings demanding a better deal for sugarcane farmers. As soon as the house assembled, ... Read more...

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BJP slams Government’s new sugarcane pricing, procurement policy


November 19th, 2009 - 10:43 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov 19(ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday supported the protesting sugarcane farmers of Uttar Pradesh in their agitation against new sugarcane pricing and procurement policy of the ... Read more...

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Opposition corners government over sugarcane pricing, Lok Sabha adjourned (Third Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 7:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The row over the government's sugarcane pricing policy forced adjournment of the Lok Sabha on the opening day of parliament's winter session Thursday as opposition ... Read more...

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Sugar prices lead to bitter start for parliament (Second Lead)


November 19th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) The winter session of parliament got off to a chaotic start Thursday with the Lok Sabha being adjourned for the day as the entire opposition united ... Read more...

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CPI (M) slams Govt for bringing sugarcane ordinance on the eve of new Parliament session


November 18th, 2009 - 10:42 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 18 (ANI): CPI (M) Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday questioned the UPA Government's intention on bringing the ordinance on sugarcane pricing on the eve of the Winter Session ... Read more...

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U.P. sugarcane farmers protest in New Delhi


November 16th, 2009 - 11:26 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov.16 (ANI): Finding themselves trapped in Central government's Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) and the Uttar Pradesh State government's State Advised Price (SAP) mechanism, Sugarcane farmers from U.P. staged a ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh sugarcane farmers intensify agitation


November 13th, 2009 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) After carrying out a series of protests in western Uttar Pradesh against the sugarcane purchase policy of the central and the state governments, cane farmers are now spreading ... Read more...

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Mayawati urges centre to resolve sugarcane farmers’s woes


November 9th, 2009 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Monday urged the central government to resolve the woes of the state's 4.9 million sugarcane farmers, who are staging demonstrations in many ... Read more...

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