Issue Date: Nov 8, 2011
The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government announced the State Advised Price (SAP) for sugarcane procurement on November 8. The procurement rate at Rs 245 to Rs 250 per quintal is a little lower than what sugarcane growers have been demanding. The announcement came just as the sugarcane crushing in the state picks pace. So far, over 25 of the 126 sugar mills have started operations. Twenty-three of the sugar mills in the state are cooperative, public sector mills.