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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

As India’s Sugar Production Commences, Ethanol Tender Under Scrutiny The sugarcane crush season has started in India with a few mills beginning operations in Maharashtra last week. There are still some issues to be resolved before all mills are crushing, including the labor wages for harvesting, the transport of sugarcane, old dues, and advances to farmers for their cane stocks. The mills first need working capital for their operating costs, but he bank may not be extending any advances to them as the sector remains in the red due to low sugar prices last year and the losses they’ve accrued in the past. As the sugar mills in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh make financial arrangements, the large-scale crushing will likely be pushe...

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