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Vaniqi warns against indiscriminate cane burning

Felix Chaudhary
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

PEOPLE involved in the indiscriminate burning of sugarcane plantations should think of the economic impact of their illegal actions, says Ministry of Sugar permanent secretary Lieutenant Colonel Manasa Vaniqi.

"These people need to realise that about 200,000 people are dependent on the industry and it is the second largest revenue earner for Fiji," he said.

"In a lot of these cases, the burning was done because of jealousy and because of personal differences, so I would urge everyone to please think of the bigger picture.

"All indications are that we will harvest more than two million tonnes of cane and produce about 215,000 tonnes of sugar.

"Everyone benefits from this but everyone also is affected when people burn cane fields because of a dispute or ill-feeling towards another farmer."





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