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Cane price dispute may hamper sugar export efforts

Farmers in top sugar producing states demand more money for their cane, while already cash-strapped millers want to cut prices in sync with falling market prices

Reuters  |  Mumbai/New Delhi 

Farmers in the top sugar producing states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka are demanding more money for their cane, while millers, already cash-strapped, want to cut prices in sync with falling market prices A dispute over sugarcane prices between Indian farmers and mills may curb sugar exports from the world's second-biggest producer, delay crushing in the new season and even trigger bankruptcies. Farmers in the top sugar producing states of Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka are demanding more money for their cane while millers, already cash-strapped, want to ...

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First Published: Sat, October 26 2013. 22:24 IST
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