SARLAHI, Dec 23: Two of the three sugar mills in Sarlahi have come into operation. Indushankar Sugar mills, the country's largest sugar mill, in Harion and Mahalakshmi Sugar Mills in Bagdah have started crushing sugarcane for the current season.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Democratic Socialist Party lawmaker Bimal Prasad Srivastava has announced that if the state-owned sugar mills in Birgunj come into operation within the next fiscal year, he will transfer the ownership of his house to the government.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Amid continuing protests and demonstrations, one of the sugar mills that owes millions of rupees to the agitating sugarcane farmers has announced to clear their outstanding dues from Friday.

“Mill owners took our canes, processed them to sugar, sold it and earned lucrative profits. However, we are still empty-handed. We are neck-deep into debt as we have borrowed money from the local moneylenders and financial institutions.”

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Sugarcane farmers who have not been paid by sugar mills for a long time have warned to launch protests in Maitighar Mandala, Kathmandu, from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Sugarcane farmers are yet to receive a due amount worth Rs 481 million from four sugar producers, namely Shree Ram Sugar Mill, Annapurna Sugar Mill, Indira Sugar Mill and Lumbini Sugar Mill.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: Sugar mills are yet to clear dues worth more than Rs 500 million of the sugarcane farmers despite their earlier commitment to settle all the outstanding dues after selling the products.

NAWALPARASI, March 7: Sugarcane farmers of Nawalparasi are still waiting for their payments worth Rs 190 million from two sugar mills in the region. The government and sugar industrialists had signed an agreement to pay all the remaining payment to sugarcane farmers within January 21.

KANCHANPUR, Feb 1: Sugarcane farmers have been compelled to sell sugarcane at the price set by the sugar mills instead of the floor price set by the government at Rs 536.56 per quintal, which includes the government subsidy of Rs 65.28 per quintal.

NAWALPARASI, Jan 25: Sugarcane farmers in the country were ecstatic when the sugar mills agreed, after the government's pressure, to clear all pending dues to the farmers within January 21.  But the sugar mill owners have yet to clear the dues and the farmers are worried that they will be tricked again.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government is freezing financial transactions of sugar producers who have failed to clear the dues of sugarcane farmers.

Keep your promise

January 23, 2020 08:43 am

When the sugarcane farmers from the Tarai plains came to Kathmandu with their legitimate demands around three weeks ago, there was almost nobody to listen to them. Only after media reports brought out the stories of injustice done to them—they had not been paid by the sugar mill owners for years—the public stood in their favor and mounted pressure on the government to address their demands.  The farmers braved the cold of Kathmandu and struggled for more than a week. Only then the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies (MoICS) signed a five-point deal with the agitating farmers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The government has vowed to resolve the payment issue of sugarcane within three weeks.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Sugarcane farmers, who have not been paid by the sugar mills for their crops, are staging a sit-in in the capital since the past four days. However, neither the government nor the sugar mills have done anything to address their grievance

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The government has left the floor price of sugarcane unchanged at Rs 536.56 per quintal for the current fiscal year – FY2019/20 – including a subsidy of Rs 65.28 per quintal.

KATHMANDU, April 9: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has vented ire against sugar mill owners for 'tricking' him into imposing quantity restrictions on the import of sugar last year.

SARLAHI, Feb 4: Sugarcane farmers who were already facing troubles getting timely payment from the sugar mills are in a state of fix as they are finding it hard to receive the government subsidy as well.

BUTWAL, Jan 27: Sugar mills in Nawalparasi district are yet to start crushing sugarcane, risking drying up of sugarcane on the field.

Farmers’ dues amount to Rs 60 million

January 27, 2019 09:34 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Besides having to press the government every year to set sugarcane price and open sugar mills, farmers often face hurdles in receiving payment of their dues from the mills, according to the Sugarcane Producer Farmers’ Association.

Sugar mills finally begin crushing

January 20, 2019 10:33 am

RAUTHAT, Jan 20: Several sugar mills across the country have resumed operation, few days after the government fixed sugarcane price.

SARLAHI, Nov 25: As sugar mills are demanding a revision in sugarcane price to resume operation, farmers are compelled to sell sugarcane to local molasses crushers at very low prices.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: Sugar mills have started releasing pending payments to sugarcane farmers after the Department of Industry (DoI) stopped providing government services like issuing letter of recommendations to the mills.

RAUTAHAT, Oct 13: Shree Ram Sugar Mills Limited of Garuda, Rautahat has started meetings with cane farmers to buy time to pay the latter’s dues, following a directive by the government earlier this week to clear all dues within five days.