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Prasad Raised Concerns

A press release by National Federation Party Leader Biman Prasad had said the Board and Management of Yaqara Company Pastoral Limited must compensate cane growers. This after cattle belonging to
08 Sep 2015 09:36
Prasad Raised Concerns
Biman Prasad.

A press release by National Federation Party Leader Biman Prasad had said the Board and Management of Yaqara Company Pastoral Limited must compensate cane growers. This after cattle belonging to the company allegedly destroyed several acres of young sugar cane crop belonging to these growers. He said: “It is understandable that cattle are looking for green pasture, grass or any edible plants because of the prolonged drought. But it is the job of the Yaqara management to ensure its herd does not go stray and start eating away sugarcane crop of nearby growers whose only livelihood is cane cultivation and income from its proceeds during harvesting.

“The destruction of cane farms is the destruction of growers’ livelihood resulting in a decline in cane production and affecting cane and sugar production, which is already suffering from the effects of the drought and has declined by almost 50% since 2006.”

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