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Sugar Cane farmers to receive final cane payment before Diwali

October 18, 2019 4:20 pm

Sugar Cane farmers will now receive their final cane payment before Diwali.

This comes after the Sugar Industry Tribunal has approved the final cane payment of $11.02 per tonne to be paid next Wednesday.

According to a statement released by the Tribunal, this is an additional sum that will be paid out by the Fiji Sugar Corporation.

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The payment will see the total final cane payment for the 2018 season to $11.48 per tonne of cane this will bring the total cane payment to $85 per tonne.

Meanwhile, Sugar Cane Growers Council Chief Executive Sundresh Chetty has thanked the government for its commitment to the guaranteed price.

Chetty says the council made representation on behalf of the cane growers to FSC for the payment to be made before Diwali and they obliged for which they also thank the CEO of FSC

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