BKU (Charuni) to hold a mahapanchayat to raise issue of sugarcane farmers

Ambala: The Bhartiya Kisan Union (Charuni) is set to convene a Mahapanchayat on Tuesday to address the concerns of around 7,000 sugarcane growers delivering their produce to Naraingarh Sugar Mills Limited, reported Tribune India.

This move comes in response to the attachment of properties belonging to the mills by a committee constituted by the Supreme Court in its order on May 4, 2022, following a writ petition (civil).

As per news report, the Supreme Court, in its order on May 4, 2022, in a writ petition (civil), had constituted a committee and the committee on August 24, 2023, attached the properties of Naraingarh Sugar Mills Limited as garnishee.

While the mills have cleared pending dues of around Rs 17 crore from the previous season and initiated payments for the current season, farmers remain apprehensive about potential delays in receiving their dues due to the attachment of the mill’s properties.

Gurnam Singh Charuni, Chief of BKU (Charuni), expressed the demand for the government to take control of the mills to safeguard the interests of the farmers. He emphasized that if the mills were to be handed over to private entities, it should be ensured that the farmers’ dues are given priority and promptly cleared.


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