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Rice farmers gearing up for switch to sugar cane

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Rice farmers looking to switch to growing sugar cane have been assured that their crops will be bought by sugar mills, which have already begun submitting proposals to the Industry Ministry to expand production capacity. 

The moves come in response to the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry's initiative for 6.7 million rai now used for rice farming to be converted to sugar-cane plantation, as the areas are unsuited to growing rice.

Of the total, 4.19 million rai is within a 50-kilometre radius of sugar mills and 2.1 million rai is within 50-100 kilometres.

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