Cane cultivators have arrived in Kathmandu to seek government intervention to receive the dues that sugarcane factory entrepreneurs owe them. They have threatened to protest massively if their demands are not met.
Speaking at a press conference, the farmers indicated that their dues have to be cleared immediately.
They also demanded the implementation of the five-point agreement that came into existence after the Sugarcane Farmers Struggle Committee met the Ministry of Industry on January 3, 2020.
The farmers bemoaned that their dues were not yet cleared despite the government assuring them that they receive them.
As per the Chairman of the Sugarcane Farmers Struggle Committee, Ram Raya, they only received NPR 330 million. The sugarcane factories owners owe them NPR 410 million more despite the farmers protesting in Kathmandu last year.
As per the farmers, Mahalaxmi Sugar Mill has to clear due of NPR 120 million, Annapurna Sugar Mill owes them NPR 120 million, Lumbini Sugar Mill has to disburse NPR 30 million, Indira Sugar Mill has accrued a due of NPR 40 million, and Bhagwati Khadsari Sugar Mill has to pay NPR 5 million in dues.
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