Deepa Jainani

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Uttar Pradesh mills slam move to up mandatory storage of molasses to 60%

Even while the sugar industry in India is going through one of its worst phases, in Uttar Pradesh, the country’s largest sugar and molasses manufacturer, the state government has raised mandatory storage of molasses to 60%

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Power dues of government departments in UP balloon to Rs 10,400 crore

In an effort to catch up with UDAY targets, cash-strapped Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation has taken several steps to cut power theft as well as transmission and distribution losses.

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Land acquisition: Jewar Airport faces trouble

The Uttar Pradesh government’s ambitious Jewar International Airport project, expected to be constructed by 2022, appears to have hit a land acquisition hurdle following stiff resistance from the residents of all the eight

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Uttar Pradesh for ex-factory sugar price at minimum Rs 3,400/quintal

The BJP had promised payment to cane farmers within 14 days of selling sugarcane to the mills in its 2017 manifesto.

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Cane dues: UP government writes to food ministry on fixing ex-factory rate

As per the average recovery in the state, the cane price comes to Rs 292 per quintal, while a majority of the mills in the state is clocking a recovery of 12.35%, based on which the cane price comes to Rs 331 per quintal.

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How Uttar Pradesh’s farm loan relief led to big cut in capital expenditure

Uttar Pradesh, the first state to announce a farm loan waiver in the current series of such succour, spent Rs 20,598 crore in 2017-18 to relieve the state’s 34.11 lakh farmers of the onus of repaying their loans, but not wi

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Uttar Pradesh sugar mills threaten to stop operations

The Rs 35,000-crore sugar industry in Uttar Pradesh is staring at a crisis. The beleaguered industry, which is reeling under record production on one hand and falling prices on the other, has decided not to run mills in the f

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Purvanchal Expressway, India’s longest expressway, in UP sees big private sector interest

As many as 12 top infrastructure companies have evinced interest in the construction of the country’s longest proposed expressway — the Purvanchal Expressway.

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UP sugar mills miffed at release of just Rs 217-crore power dues

Even as cane dues for the sugar season 2017-18 in Uttar Pradesh continue to mount – over Rs 12,000 crore at last count – the Yogi Adityanath government has announced the release of just Rs 217 crore out of the Rs 850-cror

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How Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh is set for a ‘power’ful turnaround

Beginning June 1, the state will be installing 10 mn pre-paid meters in rural areas to cut line losses and boost discom efficiency.

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Uttar Pradesh to replace 40L conventional power meters with smart ones

This move of UPPCL, in association with Energy Efficiency Services (EESL), seeks to address the state’s power woes and ensure customer convenience.

The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) on Thursday signed an MoU to replace 40 lakh conventional electricity meters with smart ones. News

UP sugar mills complain of threats from politicians

In a letter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh Sugar Millers Association has said that such unlawful activities by the political elements have been reported in as many as five sugar factories.

In a letter to chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the Uttar Pradesh Sugar Millers Association has said that such unlawful activities by the political elements have been reported in as many as five sugar factories. News

Sigh of relief for Delhi! Jewar airport gets in-principle nod

It may be mentioned that the project has been a talking point for almost 17 years now. It was first conceived by the Rajnath Singh government in 2001, and then pushed hard by the Mayawati government since she came to power in

The decks have finally been cleared for Uttar Pradesh’s much-awaited Noida International Greenfield Airport at Jewar. News

Export schemes fail to enthuse UP sugar mills

It's more than a week since the central government, burdened with an overdose of sugar production, allowed sugar mills to export up to 2 million tonnes of sugar till September 2018 under the Duty-Free Import Authorisation (DF

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Pulling the plug: UP’s power distribution reform plan scrapped

Doing a volte-face on its power-sector reform agenda, the Uttar Pradesh government has dropped a plan to implement the franchise model for privatisation of electricity distribution in the state’s five cities.

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As cane arrears pile up, UP sugar millers seek reforms

With sugar prices sliding and the arrears of cane growers piling up, millers in Uttar Pradesh have approached chief minister Yogi Adityanath, seeking immediate measures to save the industry.

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How Metro-morphosis is in works in Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh

The state government is pushing Metro projects in six cities to tackle urban congestion.

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Privatisation: UP power employees to go on strike today

Samiti convener Shailendra Dubey said only shift personnel working on system control, generating stations and grid sub-stations would be exempted from the strike so that the grid is not put in danger.

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UP sugar industry seeks cane price rationalisation

Sugar millers in Uttar Pradesh are feeling the pressure with cane dues inching upwards to Rs 6,500 crore already.

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UPPCL cancels RPower’s Chitrangi power project, seizes bank guarantee

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) has cancelled Anil Dhirubhai Ambani’s Reliance Power’s Chitrangi power project in Singhrauli and seized its bank guarantee of Rs 74 crore, as it allegedly did not fulfil its commitm

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Uttar Pradesh to get defence innovation hub

Close on the heels of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s announcement of setting up a Rs 20,000-crore defence industrial corridor in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, defence minister Nirmal Sitharaman on Thursday got to

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UP Investors Summit 2018: PM Narendra Modi announces Rs 20,000 crore defence corridor; Rs 4.28 lakh crore MoUs signed

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced a defence industrial corridor in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, one of the most backward regions of the state.

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Govt big guns to attend UP investors meet

The state government has pulled out all the stops preparing for the two-day Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2018, beginning February 21.

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Bumper molasses output hits prices, creates storage woes for UP sugar mills

A collapse in molasses prices following a bumper production this year has become a bane for the sugar industry, which is still struggling to clear old stocks.

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As sugar prices plunge, millers turn to UP CM Yogi Adityanath in desperation

Sugar millers in Uttar Pradesh are caught between the devil and the deep blue sea this year. While on the one hand they are looking at the highest ever sugar production along with vital gains in the overall recovery of sugar

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Highways in Uttar Pradesh: Nitin Gadkari says Centre will invest Rs 2 lakh cr by 2019

Stating that lack of vision coupled with corrupt governance is the reason for the backwardness of the state, Gadkari assured the chief minister that the roads being built by NHAI would be of the latest technology and would la

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UP investors’ summit: PM Narendra Modi set to inaugurate event on February 21

The two-day event, which will be kicked off with a series of roadshows from Friday, will see top industrialists of the country making a beeline for Lucknow, along with more than a dozen Cabinet ministers and close to 20 ambas

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