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$8m cane grant

Felix Chaudhary
Saturday, February 08, 2014

FIELD officers from the FSC and Sugar Cane Growers Council are conducting an awareness campaign with canegrowers in the Western Division.

Council CEO Sundresh Chetty said the campaign was focused on informing growers about the government grant that was announced earlier by the FSC.

Field officers from both organisations are also collecting data on the number of growers interested in taking the grant with real plans to develop their cane production.

"This is the $8.4million grant given to growers for cane development in 2014," he said.

"Growers are being asked to register their interest with their respective sector officers if they intend to plant this season.

"Following this, orders will be issued to growers, hopefully, from next week."

Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi said growers who received grants could begin planting in the first quarter of the year.

"The planting window is March this year and we are very encouraged by the response from growers during field visits that we have carried out recently," said Lt-Col. Vaniqi.

There are six cane growing districts and 28 sectors in the West.





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