Indian government to aid struggling sugar farmers

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Sugar farmers in India say they’re struggling to get by with global prices falling and sugar mills choosing to hang on to their reserves rather than sell them for cheap. Now, India’s government is coming to their aid with a plan to provide sugar mills and no-cost loans so the farmers can be paid. As CCTV America’s Shweta Bajaj reported, some farmers are skeptical about whether any of that money will actually reach them.

 

Indian government to aid struggling sugar farmers

Indian government to aid struggling sugar farmers

Sugar farmers in India say they're struggling to get by - with global prices way down - and sugar mills choosing to hang on to their reserves rather than sell them for cheap. Now, India's government is coming to their aid - with a plan to provide sugar mills no-cost loans so the farmers can be paid. But as CCTV's Shweta Bajaj reported, some farmers are skeptical about whether any of that money will actually reach them.


Jack Roney on sugar farming policies

For more on farming policies, CCTV’s Elaine Reyes spoke to Jack Roney, Director of Economics and Policy Analysis, American Sugar Alliance.

Jack Roney on farming policies

Jack Roney on farming policies

For more on farming policies, CCTV's Elaine Reyes spoke to Jack Roney, Director of Economics and Policy Analysis, American Sugar Alliance..