KATHMANDU, Dec 12: The government has fixed the minimum support price of sugarcane at Rs 544.33 per quintal for the harvest of this season. The government’s new price however has failed to please sugarcane producing farmers, according to whom the new rate cannot cover the escalating cost of production.
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.
MAHOTTARI, Jan 5 : Farmers in the district have waning interest in cultivating sugarcane owing to hassles they faced with non-payment for their produce. Sugar mills in the district and the vicinity did not pay the sugarcane farmers on time though the farmers spent much labour and investment in production.
KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Sugarcane is crushed to make sugar that sweetens our mouth. But the difficulties that sugarcane farmers in Nepal have had these last few years speak in volumes about their bitter struggle.
BUTWAL, May 27: Sugarcane farmers in Nawalparasi are extremely worried, anticipating a huge loss this year as well. Had the government been able to sort out the 'bargaining game' between farmers and traders and fixed the price of sugarcane on time, this situation would not have arrived.
SARLAHI, March 6: Sugarcane farmers in the district are agitated as the government has failed to provide them the promised subsidy, and their due amounts from the sugar mills have piled up for the past two years.
KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Sugarcane farmers from three districts – Sarlahi, Rautahat, and Mahottari – have gathered in Hariaun of Sarlahi to protest against the authorities for failing to provide them the subsidy amount that the government had decided to give them on the sale of sugarcane.
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.
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.
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.
KATHMANDU, July 7: Sugarcane farmers in the southern belt of the country have been awaiting payments for thousands of tons of canes bought by local sugar mills for the past many months. However, the government has not been able to take firm action against mill operators who have been dilly-dallying on releasing payments to farmers.
MAHOTTARI, June 11: The sugarcane farmers have called off their sit-in programme following the commitment of Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Yadav to clear the dues of the farmers within a week.
KATHMANDU, May 27: Making sugar mills pay the dues of sugarcane farmers was one of the main agendas of the Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav after assuming office. But farmers are yet to be paid.
SARLAHI, Dec 26: Ram Binaya Raya of Khairwa Boharwa village, in southwestern part of Sarlahi district, has not received his payment for sugarcane worth Rs 125,000 from Annapurna Sugar and General Industries for the past three years. Yet Raya delivered fresh lot of sugarcane to the industry this year.
KANCHANPUR, Oct. 26: Wild elephants straying from the Shuklaphanta National Park have gone on rampage, destroying sugarcane farming at Laljhadi rural municipality-4 of Kanchanpur district. A herd of around 20 wild elephants went on a roadrage destroying sugarcane farmlands amounting to more than Rs. 800,000 so far. Farmers said that their calls to concerned authority to resolve the problem have fallen on a deaf ear.