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Rice farmers suffer as mill breaks down

Luke Rawalai
Saturday, February 08, 2014

RICE farmers in Dreketi are worried after the Rewa Rice mill broke down recently affecting the quality of their harvested crop.

Dreketi rice farmer Payare Singh said the problem was a continuous one that robbed farmers of their profits.

Mr Singh said his 480 acres of land could generate a profit of $400,000 if everything went according to plan including the harvesting and milling processes.

"However my farm has failed to produce this profit because of the regular mill breakdowns," he said.

Rewa Rice manager Ashrit Prasad said they were aware of the farmers' concern.

"The problem lies with the current generator as it is old and obsolete," he said.

Mr Pratap said the mill was expected to be up and running by Monday.





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