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Payment query

Felix Chaudhary
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ONE of the country's biggest sugarcane growers representative organisations is querying the recent fourth cane payment of $15.85 for the 2013 season.

This is less compared to the $20.40 that growers received as their fourth cane payment for the 2012 season from the FSC.

"More cane was crushed in the 2013 season at an improved tonnes cane to tonnes sugar (TCTS) of 10 than for the 2012 season," said general secretary Surendra Lal.

"In 2013, 180,000 tonnes of sugar were produced compared to 150,000 tonnes in 2012.

"Thus 30,000 tonnes more sugar were produced in 2013 than in 2012, yet the difference in the final cane price is only 30 cents per tonne. FSC needs to explain this.

"It must provide growers with detailed records of how much sugar was sold at what price last season."

FSC executive chairman Abdul Khan could not be reached for comment as he is attending the 45th annual council session of the International Sugar Organisation in Montego Bay, Jamaica.








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