However, mills in Uttar Pradesh, the top sugar-producing state, are not keen on converting old stocks to ethanol. In Maharashtra, they are undecided about the benefits of the scheme, even though the state’s sugar industry had pushed for permission to convert old sugar into ethanol.
Retail rates of best quality onion have been ruling above Rs 100/kg in most cities of south India and close to Rs 100/kg in north India.
The high temperatures and heat waves of the current year are expected to have a role in reducing the winter chill. "Normally, a year after the El Nino event becomes one of hotter temperatures. The hottest year of 2016 was preceded by one of the strongest El Nino events of 2015," said M Rajeevan.
The highest price of onion, normally fetched by only a few quintal onions, was Rs 82 per kg at Pimpalgaon Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC), India’s largest onion market. The lowest price of the day for good quality onion was Rs 45 per kg while it was Rs 22 per kg for inferior quality, rain damaged onion.
The study resulted in a measurement of the average atomic gas content of star-forming galaxies located 4 billion light years away, when the Universe was about two-thirds of its current age. Remarkably, the authors found that both the star-formation efficiency of galaxies in galaxies appear to have not changed significantly over the last 4 billion years.
"First batch of Emission inventory and Pollution monitoring courses has been completed successfully in 2018 and empowered 24 participants. The course result was 100% which not only reflect the quality of the participants but also their interest towards the training," said IITM. This year courses have been inaugurated on 15th Oct 2019.
About 80 sugar mills from Uttar Pradesh have already started crushing operations. “Mills from eastern UP may take eight to 10 days to start crushing cane as the fields there are still wet,” said Deepak Guptara, secretary general, Uttar Pradesh Sugar Mills Association.
However, sugar millers from Maharashtra, the second largest producer of the sweetener, are not much interested in exporting sugar during 2019-20.
The sugar commissioner’s office issues licences to sugar mills to begin operations after this date after checking that the mills have fulfilled all their legal obligations and cleared the dues of cane farmers. Mills that begin their operations before the date determined by the government have to pay a fine.
The raid comes amid ballooning onion prices which have touched Rs 80/kg to Rs 90/kg as incessant rainfall in Maharashtra, the top onion producing state of the country, has delayed harvest and also damaged the quality of the kharif crop. The average wholesale prices at Lasalgaon market have been ruling around Rs 45/kg.
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