Stories Tagged 'Sugarcane farmers'
Sugarcane farmers in the southern part of Sarlahi district are left disgruntled once again after sugar mills in the region shut cane crushing operations without paying the farmers.
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Disgruntled sugarcane grower Rabindra Raya of Pipariya has been planning to switch to other crops in the next season after repeatedly facing hassles to get a form of advance payment, locally known as ‘challan’, which enables him to supply his crop to sugar mills.
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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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