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Supreme Court issues notices to sugar mill owners

January 14, 2015 BR Report - The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notices to sugar mill owners in response to a civil miscellaneous petition filed by representatives of sugarcane growers. A three-member bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard a miscellaneous petition filed by Abadkar Tnazeem Sindh on increase in price of sugarcane. During the course of proceedings, Hafeez Pirzada, the counsel for sugar mill owners, urged the apex court to issue directives for increasing sugar…

Sugar export: issue of rebate, freight subsidy to be reviewed: minister

January 14, 2015 Mushtaq Ghumman - BR Report- Commerce Minister Engineer Khurram Dastgir said on Tuesday that the issue of rebate and freight subsidy on export of 0.65 million tons of sugar extended to sugar mills will be reviewed in the light of situation recently witnessed in Sindh. Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet last month approved financial incentives of Rs 6.5 billion for the sugar mills with a justification that the mills will procure sugarcane at the fixed…

SHC dismisses petition of sugar millers

December 31, 2014 - PPI - The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the sugar millers through which they challenged the notification issued by Sindh government fixing sugarcane price at Rs 182 per 40 kilograms. The petitioners, Mirpurkhas Sugar Mills owner and others, approached the court, submitting that they had filed a petition seeking its directions for the federal and provincial governments to devise an effective mechanism for fixation of sugar price and…

India’s October 1-December 15 sugar output up

December 18, 2014 - Reuters Indian sugar mills produced 4.2 million tonnes of the sweetener between October 1 and December 15, about 47 percent higher year-on-year as more mills are operational this year, a producers' body said on Wednesday. This year 442 mills in the country started crushing by December 15, compared with 426 last year, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) said in a statement. ISMA expects India's 2014/15 sugar output at 25 million tonnes to 25.5 million tonnes…

ECC likely to approve incentives for sugar mills

December 18, 2014 Mushtaq Ghumman - BR Report - Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of Cabinet is expected to approve incentives for sugar mills aimed at resolving issues being faced by the industry and growers. A delegation of Pakistan Sugar Mills Association (PSMA) led by its Chairman Iskandar Khan met Finance Minister Senator Ishaq Dar a couple of days ago and discussed with him issues of sugar industry and growers who are protesting against a low price of their produce. A…

Sugarcane growers protest against non-payment

December 17, 2014 APP - Sugarcane growers of the district Shaheed Benazirabad staged demonstration against non-payment of their supplied sugar cane at the rate announced by Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah and Agriculture Minister recently, on Tuesday. Growers Muhammad Saleh Biloo, Hakim Khaskheli and others leading the demonstration in front of Nawabshah Press Club said that sugar mills instead of purchasing sugar cane directly from growers, had started broker system causing…

Special complaint cells set up for sugarcane growers

November 21, 2014 - BR Report - The Punjab government has established 'Sugarcane purchase monitoring and examining committees' and special complaint cells to facilitate the sugarcane growers during the crushing season 2014-15. Commissioner Punjab Office said here on Thursday that complaint cells had been established in each district headquarter, Tehsil headquarter and at the gates of the sugar mills where growers could lodge their complaint in office timings. Moreover, growers can also…

Ministry ignores farming sector in budget preparation: Growers

May 22, 2014- Nation LAHORE - The finance ministry is ignoring agriculture sector in preparation of federal budget, as the finance minister Ishaq Dar, who took a commendable step by convening pre-budget meetings of all stakeholders from industry, business and trade, totally ignored the farming sector, as no farmers’ representative body has so far been consulted in this regard. The growers’ representatives, while demanding their full representation in pre-budget meetings and…

Punjab government working to provide quality pesticides to growers

November 21, 2013 The Punjab government is working to improve the system of providing quality pesticides to the growers through a process of consultation with the stakeholders and constitution of Agricultural Pesticides Technical Advisory Committee (APTAC) is a step in that direction. This was observed by the Secretary Agriculture Punjab Dr Ijaz Munir while chairing the first meeting of the APTAC which was notified by the provincial government after agriculture's being the provincial…

PAD advises growers

January 25, 2013 Punjab Agriculture Department (PAD) has advised the growers to give second water to early sown wheat after 80-90 days of sowing while the same should be given after 70-80 days of sowing to late sown varieties. In an advisory issued here on Thursday, it said if growers could not apply Urea at the rate of one bag per acre at the time of first watering then they should apply the fertiliser with second watering. The advisory also urged the growers from Barani areas to…

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