Nepal: Farmers urge government to intervene to clear pending cane arrears

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Kathmandu, Nepal: Sugarcane farmers have requested the Nepal government to intervene and settle their cane dues pending with closed Shree Ram Sugar mill. The mill has stopped operations since July 26.

According to the media report, the mill owes arrears worth Rs 410 million to the cane farmers from Rautahat district. The farmers have submitted the memorandum of their demands to the Parliamentary Industry, Labour, Commerce and Consumer Welfare Committee demanding the government to initiate action.

The mill has also not paid salaries around Rs 40 million to the employees working in it. The millers, according to farmers, have assured them that he would clear the dues only after clearing the fixed assets of the mill.

The mill, one of the largest sugar producers from Rautahat and Garuda district has declared its insolvency two and a half months ago.
As many as 18,000 sugarcane farmers from the district are associated with the sugar mill.

 

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