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SCGF Ready to Assist Growers

Sugar Cane Growers Fund (SCGF) is ready to assist the growers should they require it following the current flooding and adverse weather conditions. Chief Executive Officer Raj Sharma said the teams subject to weather permitting, are on the ground to assess the situation. He said they are also in consultation with the line Ministry – Ministry of Multi Ethic Affairs and Sugar Industry and other stakeholders. If there is a need to activate our Rehabilitation Loan Package, SCGF will do it accordingly. 

Mr. Sharma said that those growers whose crops or household items have been affected due to the flood could also seek assistance to defer the repayment in the next cane payment, which could be considered on case by case basis.

SCGF as a trust Fund is always there for the growers to assist however, growers requested to be mindful of the debt. Nonetheless, considering that during natural disasters, it is sometimes unexpected burdens and financial needs arise, said Mr Sharma. The growers are most welcome to visit our nearest office or call us at – Labasa/Seaqaqa- 8935209, RakiRaki/Tavua -8935201, Ba- 8935202, and Lautoka/ Nadi – 8935205.   


Raj Sharma

Chief Executive Officer