National plans for sugar industry must address labour shortage: Forum

Mukesh Chand speaking at the National Sugar Consultations Forum at Nanuku Sangam Primary School in Rakiraki yesterday. Picture: BALJEET SINGH

ANY national plan to take the sugar industry forward must address the labour shortage issue.

This was the suggestion put forward by cane growers in Ra yesterday to a Government and sugar industry team conducting a National Sugar Consultation Forum.

Ganga Raju from Nanuku Sector, Ra, said farmers were bending over backwards in trying to meet the elaborate demands of cane cutters.

More on this story in today’s (Tuesday, January 15) edition of The Fiji Times.

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