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Sugarcane farmers are protesting in Kathmandu

Njn Khanal - 2020 Dec 29 03:42 PM
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A four-point agreement has been made between the protesting sugarcane farmers and the government.

The sugarcane farmers from Terai belt had been protesting in Kathmandu since December 13 demanding their due payments from the sugar mill owners.

At a negotiation held at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies today, a four-point agreement was reached. According to the agreement, the sugar mill owners ought to pay the sugarcane farmers all their due payments within 21 days.

Ministry’s spokesperson Narayan Regmi shared that the disgruntled sugarcane farmers have agreed to return home following the agreement. The farmers had been protesting in Kathmandu for nearly a fortnight.

The sugar mill owners would be brought to justice if they fail to clear their dues to the farmers.

While the sugarcane farmers claim that the sugarcane mill owners owe the farmers over Rs 920 million but the record at the Ministry of Industry, Commerce, and Supplies shows that the due payment amounts to Rs 650 million.

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