Interest-free loans ‘unsustainable’

Sugar ministry director Reshmi Kumari discusses a point with a farmer at the National Sugar Policy Consultations in Lautoka. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

WE cannot give interest-free loans to sugarcane farmers because it is unsustainable, says Sugar Cane Growers Fund CEO Raj Sharma. He was responding to a request from Irshad Ali, a canefarmer from Vaivai, during the National Sugar Industry Policy consultation in Lautoka on Wednesday. “The Sugar Cane Growers Fund, our own fund, is giving money […]

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