KATHMANDU, Dec 24: The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has disbursed Rs 800 million in subsidies to sugarcane farmers. Out of the total amount earmarked for disbursement in the last Fiscal Year (FY) 2022/23, which amounted to Rs 1.32 billion, the aforementioned sum has been paid in the current FY.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The government has fixed the minimum purchase price of sugarcane. Although the sugarcane farmers have been demanding Rs 750 per quintal, the minimum purchase price of sugarcane has been fixed at Rs 635 per quintal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: The government has decided to immediately provide the remaining Rs 520 million to be paid to the sugarcane farmers.

MAHOTTARI, Dec 17: Every year, the winter brings with it woe and anger for sugarcane farmers in Terai region.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The government has formed a committee under the leadership of a government secretary to solve the payment problem of sugarcane farmers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: The government has fixed the minimum support price of sugarcane at Rs 540 per quintal, which is Rs 20 more than the floor price set for the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Sugar producers have raised the price of sugar by up to Rs 14 per kg citing an increase in sugarcane price by the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Sugarcane producing farmers are unhappy with the new floor price of sugar determined by the government. They have maintained that the new price is unable to give them respite as they have been facing soaring costs of production.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The government has failed to fix the minimum support price of sugarcane despite the harvesting season of the farm product reaching its end for this year.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The Sugarcane farmers of Sarlahi have once again staged a protest in Kathmandu after the sugar factories failed to clear their dues.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Sugar mills have raised the factory price of sugar by Rs 2 per kg, arguing that the government recently revised the floor price of sugarcane for the farmers.

Sugarcane farming declines in Mahottari

December 22, 2020 20:15 pm

MAHOTTARI, Dec 22: Hiralal Mahato of Bhangaha Municipality-4 in Mahottari district, who used to cultivate sugarcane in three bighas of land, has grown the cash crop only in one bigha of land.

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.

HETAUDA, March 2: Out of the total fertile land in the country, sugarcane is being cultivated on around 81,000 hectares of land.

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.

Bitter struggle behind sweet sugar

January 3, 2020 08:07 am

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.

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.

BUTWAL, June 13: Farmers of Nawalparasi are forced to sell sugarcane to mills on credit this year as well.

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.

Three sugar mills of Nawalpur and Parasi districts have started crushing sugarcane. However, farmers have not got payment for their canes.

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, Jan 17: Indu Shankar Sugar Mill based at Hariaun of Sarlahi district has started crushing sugarcane for this season, following the government’s recent decision on sugarcane prices.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The government has fixed Rs 536.56 per quintal as the minimum price of sugarcane on Thursday.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The House of Representative committee on industry, labour and consumers' welfare has directed the government to immediately fix the price of sugar.

SARLAHI, Oct 8: The delay in release of payments by sugar mills have left sugarcane farmers in most of the Tarai districts in dire straits ahead of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

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.

MAHOTTARI, May 23: Sugarcane producers have padlocked Everest Sugar and Chemical Industries, one of the largest sugar mills of the country, after the mill failed to settle their outstanding payments.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Lawmakers have demanded that the government take strong action against sugar mills that are not making payments to sugarcane farmers.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: The government has not yet fixed the minimum support price for sugarcane although the crushing season is nearing conclusion.

POKHARA, Feb 13: The consumption of sugarcane has increased in the district during Maha Shivaratri.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 1: Shree Ram Sugar Mills of Garuda, Rautahat, has not begun sugarcane crushing this season yet, leaving many farmers in dismay.

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.

Sarlahi mills start sugarcane collection

December 21, 2017 03:15 am

SARLAHI, Dec 21: Local farmers have started taking sugarcane to Indu Shankar Sugar Industry of Hariban, Sarlahi, as the crushing season begins.

RAUTAHAT, Dec 21: Sugarcane farmers in Rautahat are facing a big trouble as the government has not fixed minimum support price of this cash crop yet.

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.

RAUTAHAT, Jan 17: Sugarcane farmers in Rautahat have received instant payment from mills for the first time in a decade.

RAUTAHAT, Dec 28: Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Agriculture have agreed to fix the minimum support price of sugarcane at Rs 531 and recommend the same to the cabinet.

RAUTAHAT, June 18: Farmers from Rautahat blocked the East-West Highway on Saturday demanding payment of sugarcane.