January 06, 2015 - Mohammad Bilal Tahir - BR Report -
Sugar millers in Sindh have decided to shut down their plants and stop crushing sugarcane as a result of a deepening row between the industry and provincial government over the fixation of sugarcane prices in the province, well informed sources in the industry told us. Sources said that farmers have also stopped harvesting sugarcane after millers announced that they would begin their operations from January 6.
The Sugar Mills said…
December 08, 2014- INP -
Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah keeping in view the demand of the growers and protests by the farmers has increased minimum price of sugarcane from Rs155 to Rs182 and urged sugar mill owners to start crushing.
Addressing a press conference at CM House here on Sunday, Qaim Ali Shah said the price of sugar cane which was reduced from Rs 182 to Rs 155 per maund has been re-fixed at Rs182. This decision has been taken on the public demand, he said.
November 01, 2012: Kisan Board Pakistan (KBP) Chief Sardar Zafar Hussein Khan reacting to the announcement of the Punjab government to fix minimum purchase price of sugarcane at Rs 170 per maund has claimed it is not sufficient enough to even recover the input cost of the growers. 'Sugarcane growers have to suffer a loss of Rs 15,000 to 20,000 per acre at the minimum price notified by the Cane Commissioner Punjab,' Zafar said in a statement issued here on Wednesday.
He severely criticised…