Nanda Kasabe

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Sula Vineyards crushing of grapes rises 50%

Sula planted 360 acres in 2018 and will plant an additional 340 in 2019. This will take their total area under wine grape plantations to about 3,000 acres which will also add to the rural employment numbers.

grapes, agriculture sector, agriculture industry News

Uncertainty over monsoon could force more farmers to opt for soyabean this kharif season

There has been a delay in the monsoon arrival and uncertainty about the rains this year, he said.

Economy News

Mango exports take sea route after air freights rise

Exporter and trader Sanjay Pansare said that the use of the sea route could become popular with exporters who are currently facing several problems due to the hike in air freights. Normally 45-50 tonne of mangoes were sent th

Commodities News

Not so sweet: Maharashtra may not meet sugar export quotas

The Centre is in the process of taking action against sugar factories not exporting the mandated quotas. Over 10 lakh tonne of sugar was exported from Maharashtra till the end of April.

Sugar output in India, ISMA,  sugar stocks, Maharashtra, ethanol production, sugar mill, sugar exports, sugarcane farmers News

Upload daily reports online or lose licences: Maharashtra to pvt markets

Private markets in Maharashtra will now have to upload their daily sales reports on the website of the State Marketing Directorate, failing which they stand to lose their licences.

Maharashtra now has 57 private markets News

Maharashtra cane arrears decline to Rs 2,942 crore

The Fair and Remunerative Price (FRP) arrears of Maharashtra’s sugar mills to farmers have come down to 12% at the end of the sugar season of 2018-19. The cane payment arrears now stand at Rs 2,942 crore.

Maharashtra cane arrears decline to Rs 2,942 crore News

Problem of plenty: Maharashtra sugar millers looking for more warehousing space

Following a record production of 107.19 lakh tonne of sugar, Maharashtra now faces a problem of plenty. Since warehouses are packed to the hilt, sugar millers are now forced to store their stocks in sheds with tarpaulin cover

With monsoon approaching next month, it is important for sugar mills to store the sweetener carefully so that the stocks do not get spoilt News

Maharashtra sugar millers seek long-term pacts with OMCs for ethanol

Sugar millers in Maharashtra have sought the intervention of the Niti Aayog to ensure long term purchase agreements with Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) on the lines of power purchase agreements with the cogeneration units set

Maharashtra sugar millers seek long-term pacts with OMCs for ethanol News

Farmers’ body seeks removal of distance norms between sugar mills in Maharashtra

Will the distance between the two factories in the sugarcane production belt, which is now fixed at 25 km for Maharashtra, remain?

Industry News

Ex-Four Seasons winemaker launches own label

What is interesting about this venture is Kewadkar has come out with his own label for these handmade wines which will be bottled in France.

Industry News

Devendra Fadnavis issues relief measures as Maharashtra battles drought

Water reserves across Maharashtra dropped to an alarming level — below 19% which is an 11.5% decline over last year.

Economy News

Maharashtra dairy owners consider PET bottles as alternative to packaged milk

The rate of recycling PET bottles is 80% in India, which is far higher in comparison to other packaging materials like tetrapack/brick cartons and glass bottles, according to industry estimates.

Industry News

US sanctions against Iran likely to hurt India’s oilmeal exports

The decision of the US has caused ripples in the Indian edible oil industry with exporters confused about the future of oilmeal exports to Iran.

Edible oil, soya oil crude palm oil, anuj gupta, angel broking, sea, soyabeen, sopa, एडिबल ऑयल, खाने का तेल, import of soya oil, import of crude palm oil, rapeseed, News

Farmer producer companies provide work to 11,900 drought-hit Maharashtra farmers

Maha-FPC has entered into a joint venture with the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (Nafed) to develop a value chain for onion procurement in Maharashtra.

Nafed begins procurement of onion from Lasalgaon News

Maharashtra sugar season ends on stormy note

The farmer body has already threatened to take the legal course and serve notices to district collectors for their alleged failure to implement orders on issuing Revenue Recovery Certificate (RRC). 

Sugar Trade, MSP od sugar, Sugar Price control order, liquidity,  sugar factories News

Sugar prices firm up on summer demand

The production, however, is expected to be higher than the annual domestic requirement of 250-260 lakh tonne.

Markets News

Dairies in Maharashtra to reduce procurement prices by Rs 2 per litre

Dasrath Mane, chairman, Sonai Dudh Sangh said that the dairies have decided to pay `23 per litre since they were finding it unviable to pay farmers in the absence of the subsidy of `5 per litre.

Industry News

Private markets begin to gain ground in Maharashtra, turnover up by Rs 1,500 cr in 2018-19

These markets are in direct competition with Agriculture Produce Market Committees (APMCs) which were established to ensure that the farmer interest was protected.

Industry News

FRP default: Maharashtra likely to issue notices to nine sugar mills

The season in Maharashtra this year has been pretty tough.

Industry News

Maharashtra gears up for new kharif season with 2.25-crore BT cotton seed packs

Though fears are being expressed about farmers possibly shifting to soyabean and maize as options, the state government has planned for a possible kharif crop of 40-41 lakh hectares.

cotton, cotton industry, cotton sector News

Chana farmers in Maharashtra turn their backs on govt’s MSP, state records lowest procurement

Since prices are ruling below MSP, the National Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Federation (NAFED) had announced the procurement of 2.5 lakh tonne of chana in the state.

farmers, agriculture sector, agriculture industry News

Cotton body seeks clarity on crop production figures

The highly remunerative kapas prices during the current year would induce the Indian farmers to shift to cotton.

cotton, cotton sector, cotton industry, economy News

Sugar technologists seek hike in MSP to Rs 3,600/quintal

The Sugar Technologists Association of India ( STAI) has suggested that the government should set the minimum support price (MSP) for the sweetener to Rs 3,600 per quintal from Rs 3,100 per quintal to help millers overcome th

Sugar technologists seek hike in MSP to Rs 3,600/quintal News

Nafed begins procurement of onion from Lasalgaon

Nafed is to procure some 50,000 tonne onions, which includes 45,000 tonne from Maharashtra and 5,000 tonne from Gujarat. This is expected to be Nafed's largest procurement from Maharashtra, so far.

Nafed begins procurement of onion from Lasalgaon News

Sugar mills selling beyond allotted quota face scrutiny

Of the 195 sugar mills in Maharashtra, 10 mills were found to have sold more than 100 % of their prescribed sales quota

Sugar mills selling beyond allotted quota face scrutiny News

Sugar mills export 17 lakh tonne of 27-lakh-tonne deals

As the crushing season nears its end, Maharashtra is expected to cross, or at least equal, last year’s sugar output figures. Last year, Maharashtra has produced 107 lakh tonne of sugar, an all-time high production figure.

Sugar mills export 17 lakh tonne of 27-lakh-tonne deals News

Maharashtra APMC’s income down 50 per cent — what triggered the fall

Market committee officials pointed out that the bumper crop this year has led to huge arrivals in the market leading to a fall in prices.

Commodities News