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Maharashtra’s Sugar Conundrum

By Prerna Sharma Singh

27th November 2019

As if floods and cane shortage weren’t bad enough, now farmers are insisting on higher cane prices with violence against cane trucks becoming more common.

Amid deepening political crisis in the Indian state of Maharashtra with no end in sight for now, another crisis is looming large for the state’s troubled sugar milling sector. The pressure on millers is mounting with reports of cane-hauling tractors being set on fire and tyres being punctured after the state’s sugar commissioner granted 162

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