Sugar – a bittersweet story for south Gujarat farmers

  • | Monday | 1st April, 2019

Against our yearly maximum demand of 250 lakh tonne, we produced 320 lakh tonne last year and this year too the production is likely to cross 325 lakh tonnes. We already have inventory of about 75 lakh tonnes of last year and another same quantity will be added to it. Surat: Sugar is once again a sour story for sugarcane farmers of Gujarat. Under WTO Agri commodity Open General Licences (OGL) foreign sellers sell their product at Rs 2,600-2,700 tonne in India. “Our government needs to take few urgent steps to stop this or else farmer will suffer even next year,” Patel said.

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