Purswottam Subedi Domestic sugar product worth amounting to millions of rupees has been stocked for long in lack of market. Sugar mills in west Nawalparasi are struggling enough to clear their stock due to market competition, said entrepreneurs. It is difficult for Nepali sugar mills to compete with the cheaper sugar imported from foreign countries.
Financial manager at Eastern Sugar Mills of Sunsari, Brij Mohan Gupta, was held by District Administration Office on Monday reasoning that the Mills did not pay the sugarcane farmers. The district office informed the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supply of Gupta's arrest. Mill's proprietor was however absconding after the Ministry decided to take stern against the Sugar Mills
The Himalaya Sugar Mills closed for seven months for lack of sugarcane sticks has resumed its production. The Chandra Ayodhyapur-based sugar mills restarted the production with the supply of sugarcane sticks from the farmers, Manager of the Mills Awadh Kishor Yadav said.
On Thursday, a meeting between sugarcane farmers and operators of sugar factories was held and in that meeting the both parties mutually agreed to determine the price of sugarcane at Rs 531.20 per quintal. However, it has been announced that the agreed rate is not something permanent as it is only going to be used for the time being.
Angry over not being paid for a long time, sugarcane farmers of Bijaypur Laxminiya, Tuesday took a vehicle carrying general manager of Shreeram Sugar Mills under their control. Locals took the vehicle (Na 2 Cha 6501) carrying mills' GM Chandra Shekhar Tiwari and other employees as they were returning from a village.