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Sugaronline India Report – Challenges galore for India’s western sugar belt

By Prerna Sharma Singh

16th November 2023

Amidst intensifying demands for substantial hikes in raw material prices, the sugar industry in the Indian state of Maharashtra faces multiple challenges including lower output and thinner operating margins.

As the new crushing season kicks off, the clashes between cane growing farmers and sugar mills intensify in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Led by a local outfit, Swabhimani Shethkari Sanghatana (SSS), the state’s cane growers are demanding a price of INR 3500 a tonne for the current crushing season and an additional INR400 a

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