Government has to take steps to control the situation. According to them a number of sugar mills are at the verge of insolvencies. Details may be discussed and worked out.
Now, the fixed cane price of Rs.
The system remained in operation for a year or so, growers, supplying quality cane to the sugar mill were greatly benefitted. It is somewhat like the system adopted during rationing days that sugar price was fixed for its supply to consumers as a fixed ration on Depots.
Besides repeated requests by the sugar industry, government did not allow to export the surplus stocks.
Growers are given the payments based on their sugar recovered from their cane supplied to the factory. It may be taken as guaranteed that Sugar Board has strict eyes on national and international sugar market and no member likes to go in loss.
Last year, the support prices were Rs for per 40 kg for Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa and Rs for per 40 kg for Sindh. Cane growers should have a set of two or three varieties grown at their farms. The per capita consumption of refined sugar in Pakistan was estimated at For the last seasons there has been unrest in growers' community and the sugar industry.