Stories Tagged 'Sugarcane farmers'
Sugar mills at Kanchanpur have agreed to increase the sugarcane price after farmers announced their protest programme. With the agreement in place, the two mills operating in the district are ready to provide the floor price fixed by the government to cane farmers.
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It’s always been a bitter story between sugar mills and sugarcane farmers.After the government in the first week of January fixed the floor price of sugarcane at Rs536.56 per quintal, sugar mills have started piling pressure on the government to increase the factory price of sugar. But this floor 
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Sugarcane farmers in Sarlahi have warned they will intensify protests if their demands to increase the sugarcane rates and the reopening of a sugar factory fail to materialise.
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Police have arrested industrialist Rakesh Agrawal from the Capital on Wednesday on the charge of defaulting payment to sugarcane farmers.
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The government on Monday warned sugar producers to clear the dues of sugarcane farmers within five days or face stern action. This is the second time in four months that the government has told sugar mills to make payment to sugarcane farmers for their crops.
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Sugarcane farmers will now receive a subsidy of Rs60 per quintal, according to the provision put forth by the Cabinet which met last Friday. The move is expected to provide some respite to sugarcane producers who are facing late payments from sugar mills yet again.
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