Hapur, Uttar Pradesh: Bhartiya Kisan Union has reiterated its demand for clearing sugarcane arrears. In a monthly meeting convened by the BKU, the members discussed the issues faced by the farmers and the stand of the BKU over it. They have demanded that the government should take immediate steps to clear the cane arrears which are pending with the sugar mills.
During the meeting, the members of the association said farmers are facing a financial crisis and it has become difficult for them to meet their daily needs.
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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