Sugar Cane Growers Council welcomes result

Sugar Cane Growers Council CEO Sundresh Chetty (right). Picture: FT FILE

THE Sugar Cane Growers Council has welcomed the results of the 2018 General Election.

Chief executive officer Sundresh Chetty said he and the thousands of growers across the country would look forward to continued support for the sugar industry.

“Growers especially have benefited from the fertilizer, weedicide and cane planting grants that have been brought in by the FijiFirst Government and we look forward to this support continuing into the future,” he said.

Government assistance to the industry has included a $9 million fertilizer subsidy which was increased to $15m, $6m weedicide subsidy, cane development revolving fund and a $15m cane planting grant.

Other incentives for the sugar industry have included a guaranteed $85 per tonne cane payment for three years beginning in the 2019 season.

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