Sugar Industry in India
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Sugarcane farmers are facing a payments crisis running into thousands of Crores of Rupees. In Maharashtra alone, the state’s sugar mills failed to disburse the entire amount of Rs 7,450.9 crore as payment for the cane to farmers as the ‘fair and remunerative price’(FRP), according to the Maharashtra government’s commissioner of sugar. A similar situation regarding delays in Uttar Pradesh le
JUTE SECTOR IN INDIA
The jute sector in India has been faltering while Bangladesh’s is flourishing and depleting.
According to the third advance estimate released by the Union Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, it has mainly fallen by over 13 per cent in the past decade about 1.77 million tonnes in 2021-22, from 2.03 million tonnes in 2011-12.
The average area under the jute in the country was 0.82 million hectares between 2000-01 and 2009-10, according to a 2021 report
About Natural Rubber
Farmers and other groups have recently protested because the price of natural rubber (NR) in the Indian market has dropped to a sixteen-month low.
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What is the reason behind the sudden drop in prices?
Insufficient Demand and Other Factors because of low Chinese demand, the energy crisis in Europe, and excessive inflation.
While the industry has paid a heavy price because of China's relentless zero COVID agenda, which acc
Sugar Production in India
India surpasses other nations to take the top spots in the world for sugar production, consumption, and exports.
Production: During the sugar season, which ran from October to September (2021–2022), a record amount of sugarcane—more than 5000 LMT—was produced in the country. Of that amount, 3574 LMT were crushed by sugar mills to create 394 LMT of sugar (Sucrose).
35 LMT of this sugar was diverted to the production o
World Cotton Day
Every year on October 7, World Cotton Day is observed. The international event will celebrate its third anniversary in 2022.
The Story of the Day
History/Background: The Cotton Four, four Sub-Saharan African cotton producers Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mali, proposed the first World Cotton Day to the World Trade Organization on October 7, 2019. (WTO).
On October 7, 2019, the WTO welcomed the Cotton-4 countries' initiative to organize World Cotton Da
India: world’s largest producer of sugar now
Due to the record production of more than 5000 LMT of sugarcane, India has just become the world's largest producer and consumer of sugar as well as the second-largest exporter.
What Factors Affect Sugar Production Well?
Sugarcane Season (September–October): The season saw the creation of all records for sugarcane production, sugar production, sugar exports, cane procurement, cane dues paid, and ethanol produc
India's Edible Oil Industry
In a recent argument against the approval for the release of GM mustard into the environment, the Centre cited the fact that India is currently importing and consuming oil made from Genetically Modified (GM) crops.
Also, around 9.5 million tonnes (mt) of GM cotton seed is produced annually and 1.2 mt of GM cotton oil is consumed by human beings, and about 6.5 mt of cotton seed is consumed as animal feed.
What is the state of the Indian edible oil
The Indian Tea Industry
A Union Minister recently spoke at the International Small Tea Grower's Convention of the Indian Tea Association (ITA).
The ITA is the oldest and most prestigious association of Indian tea growers, having been established in 1881. It has had a multifaceted impact on creating policies and getting things moving in the direction of the industry's development and expansion.
How is the Indian tea industry doing right now?
India is the second-larg
Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing is on the rise.
Despite rising Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated (IUU) fishing beyond the Exclusive Economic Zone, Indian Navy vessels monitored over 200 Chinese fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean during the first half of this year (EEZ).
The Northern Indian Ocean Region is home to the majority of illegal activity (IOR).
Every year on June 5th, the International Day to Combat Illegal, Unreported, and Unregulated Fishing is observed
Exports of sugar
Indian sugar mills have contracts to export 55 lakh tonnes of sweetness, according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).
In the marketing year 2022–2023, the government has permitted sugar mills to export 60 lakh tonnes of sugar through May. (October-September).
About 50 million sugarcane farmers and about 5 lakh people who are directly engaged in sugar mills depend on the sugar industry, a significant agro-based sector, for their livelihood in rural area