Bhartiya Kisan Union launches agitation for pending cane arrears


Muzaffarnagar: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) staged a demonstration at the premises of Bajaj Sugar mill premises for the pending cane arrears of farmers. The newly formed committee of BKU discussed a further course of action.

Government is closely monitoring the daily cane payments by sugar mills. Also, instructions have been issued to take action against sugar mills if they fail to clear cane dues. Sugarcane farmers claim they are reeling under financial burden due to a delay in cane payments.

The lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic has also affected many sugar mills across India. Mills were unable to sell the sugar amid lockdown, due to which sugar stocks piled up in godown. Lack of finance has also affected the mills to clear cane arrears.

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