Amid extended lockdown, Maharashtra’s cane-cutters seek help to return home

Joseph B. Hash

Over 1.5 lakh sugar cane-cutters from Beed and Ahmednagar districts in the sugar belt of Maharashtra have demanded the State government’s help to return home.

While imposing a lockdown, the State government had asked migrant sugarcane cutters to stay close to sugar mills and not return home. It had further ordered sugar mills to take care of them. However, with the lockdown extended till May 3, they want to return.

“Some sugar mills have arranged accommodation, food and other requirements while other mills have released the cane-cutters. Those who want to return to their villages have been stopped at their

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Changes in weather, extended summer expected to boost cardamom prices

Joseph B. Hash

A improve in rainfall sample is very likely to revive the cardamom market place, with charges anticipated to keep constant in the auctions at Bodinayakanur on Thursday.

According to traders, contrary to forecasts for prevalent rain in the cardamom expanding tracks in the final couple days, the showers had been restricted to the higher ranges. This has boosted sentiment in the market place as the summer season would prolong, further more delaying the arrival of contemporary crops. This is anticipated to lift charges in the coming days.

Even so, traders expect minimal participation from both equally upcountry customers and local

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