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Sugar barons push into the country liquor business, strike gold

Bunty Babli, Miss Rangeeli, Dabang Gold, Shahenshah, Tarang, Sada Bahaar and Joshila – not exactly Bollywood film titles but popular all the same. These are some of the fastest-selling affordable liquor brands in the country spawned by conservative business houses. … Continue reading

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Indian mills need to export more sugar without subsidy: Official

India’s mills need to export 6 to 7 million tonnes of sugar without government incentives in 2021/22 to bring down inventories and ensure domestic prices remain firm despite surplus production, a government official said. Sugar exports by the world’s second-biggest … Continue reading

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IPL to invest about Rs 300 crore on sugar plant in Bihar

NEW DELHI: Fertiliser company Indian Potash Ltd ( IPL ) today said it will invest about Rs 300 crore to set up a sugar plant and distillery in Bihar. At present, IPL has five sugar plants in Uttar Pradesh (UP) … Continue reading

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Clamour for sugar tax to combat diabetes, obesity growing; industry unfazed

PUNE: An inseparable part of fun and festivity across India, sugar is increasingly being seen as a dangerous killer that should be taxed to wean people from the addiction, but Indian sugar barons are putting up a brave front and … Continue reading

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Scientific cut-offs & declaration of salt, sugar & fats in processed foods crucial: nutrition & advocacy g

Scientific cut-offs for salt, sugar and fats in processed foods and declaration of high concentration of these in all packaged foods should be made available to consumers as immediate priority, leading nutrition, advocacy and research groups flagged. At a webinar … Continue reading

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Agriculture | Sugar production to be up by 4%; exports possible, says ISMA

Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has revised country’s 2017-18 sugar production upward by about 4% and said the country can export additional sugar from the current season. A release from ISMA said: “The satellite images of cane area harvested and … Continue reading

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Agriculture | Why Indian farmers are struggling to ensure stevia becomes a product for the masses

Dharambir Kamboj from Haryana’s Damla village is a celebrity farmer. The 54-year-old’s is an amazing story of a rickshaw puller who succeeded in organic farming, invented a food processing machine, and has recently appeared as himself in the upcoming Akshay … Continue reading

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Agriculture | Panel shuns sugar cess proposal to clear sugarcane dues

NEW DELHI: A group of ministers, tasked by the Goods and Services Tax Council, on Wednesday rejected the idea of imposing cess on sugar to help clear dues to sugarcane farmers, on the back of declining sugarcane arrears. The group … Continue reading

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Agriculture | Cabinet to discuss sugar bailout package on Wednesday

After announcing a higher price for ethanol manufacturers last week, the government is now expected to come out with a bailout package for sugar sector. The cabinet is likely to discuss various incentives for sugar industry which has been struggling … Continue reading

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Agriculture | ISMA has lowered India’s 2018-19 sugar production estimate by 11.26%

Private sugar industry body, Indian Sugar Mills Association has lowered India’s 2018-19 sugar production estimate by 11.26% at 315 lakh tonnes as compared to its earlier estimate of 355 lakh tonnes. Sugar production during the current 2018-19 SS is being … Continue reading

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