KATHMANDU, March 19: The government is all set to start listing the sugarcane farmers to resolve the problem of the farmers who struggle almost every year to receive payment for their products sold to the sugar mills.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Sugar mills have started facing a shortage of raw material as many farmers decided not to plant sugarcane citing the struggle they are forced to undergo just to receive the payments for their produce every year.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Sugarcane farmers on Thursday announced to launch protests again, stating that both the government and sugar mills do not maintain transparency in settling the outstanding dues of the farmers.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Sugarcane farmers have once again been ‘tricked’ by the government and sugar mills, as the farmers failed to receive full payments for sugarcane bought by the mills over the past several years, within the new deadline set by the state organ.
KATHMANDU, Dec 31: The Police on Thursday arrested Manoj Agrawal, proprietor of Lumbini Sugar Mill, on the charge of not paying the price of sugarcane to farmers. Lumbini Sugar Mill owes nearly Rs 100 million to the farmers.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Sugarcane farmers who have been staging sit-in protests in the capital city for the past two weeks agreed to call off their protests after the government agreed to address all the grievances of the agitating farmers.
KATHMANDU, Dec 14: Bowing to the pressure of the agitating sugarcane farmers, both the government and the sugar mill owners have expressed their promptness to clear outstanding dues of the agitating farmers.
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.
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: Agitating sugarcane farmers and the government on Friday evening reached a five-point agreement regarding outstanding payments to be received by the farmers from the sugar mill owners.
KATHMANDU July 21: The Public Account Committee (PAC) under the House of Representatives (HoR) has constituted a sub-committee on the issues relating to the collection of dues to be raised from several industries for the use of dedicated and trunk line services of the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).
KATHMANDU, June 30: A tussle between Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and local level units regarding use of land and payment for street lights has left electricity dues worth six billion in quandary.
KATHMANDU, April 3: Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) has failed to recover dues amounting to Rs 2.96 billion from different telecommunication companies. These payables date back to several years.
KATHMANDU, Oct 9: The government has given a five-day ultimatum to sugar producers to clear their outstanding dues to sugarcane farmers. A joint meeting of ministers of five different ministries has decided to take legal action against those sugar producers who fail to pay their dues to sugarcane farmers within five days.
As the United Nations concludes its two weeks of annual meetings in New York, some states are timelier with their annual payments than others. By the end of the on-time payment period in February, only about a third of countries paid their dues in full.
SARLAHI, June 3: The Indu Shankar Sugar Mill has halted the payment to the sugarcane farmers, stating that it needed time to analyze the effects on the industry that the budget for Fiscal Year 2018/19 could make.
KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The country's only international airport, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), is still to recover Rs 1.45 billion from airline companies, government offices and other commercial organizations.
KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Large Taxpayers Office (LTO) under the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has asked Telia Company (Telia Sonera Group) - the former owner of Ncell --- to pay outstanding tax dues worth Rs 65.4 billion, including interest, within 15 days.
KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Civil Aviation Office has issued a public notice, asking over two dozen international airlines and other businesses operating on the airport premises to pay their settle all their outstanding dues within mid-December.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has directed Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) management committee to submit details of outstanding dues of international airlines operating flights to Kathmandu within three days.
KATHMANDU, April 3: Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), has a staggering Rs 2.12 billion dues to recover from its customers, including government agencies, private organizations and households.