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Ministers back plans to give subsidies to sugar cane growers

Updated : April 24, 2018 06:13 AM IST

Sugar mills owe Rs 170 billion to farmers because they have struggled due to lower sugar prices and higher government-set rate for cane.
Local refined sugar prices have tumbled more than 15% in the past six months, driving down profits at mills, which in turn means lower returns for farmers.
Ministers back plans to give subsidies to sugar cane growers
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