THE Sugar Cane Growers Council is concerned with issues raised by cane farmers in Nadroga.
CEO Sundresh Chetty admitted most farmers were leaving the industry mainly because of the difficulties they faced.
"The major challenge for Nadroga farmers is the cost of transporting cane to the mill," Mr Chetty said.
"The cost is quite high although they have been given subsidy. We have had discussions with the Ministry of Sugar and we are looking into it.
"From the growers' perspective, we would like the rail system to be reintroduced for the farmers of Nadroga mainly."
Mr Chetty said because of the high transportation cost, some farmers had stopped cane farming.
"While some farmers have maintained their production level, but if the harvesting and transportation issues are addressed, certainly the growers will go back into the system.
"The council, FSC and Ministry of Sugar are putting every effort in trying to address the issue."
Mr Chetty said there were more than 15,000 registered farmers with more than 2000 being inactive.
"We have formed a committee with government stakeholders to visit those farmers who have not been producing cane and how we can resolve their issues.
"We are also encouraging farmers to play their part in reviving the industry," Mr Chetty said.