Complete crushing of flood-damaged cane by January 15: Kolhapur district collector

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Kolhapur: Kolhapur district collector Daulat Desai has asked the sugar millers to complete the crushing of cane damaged in flood by January 15. He has warned of action against the mills if they fail to do so. The cane grown over the 27,000 hectare has been damaged due to floods in the district, and till date, only cane grown on 4000 hectares have been crushed by the mills.

He issued orders while addressing a delegation of farmers led by veteran leader N D Patil who raised the issues of cane farmers in the district.

Collector Desai had already asked the mills to take up crushing of damaged cane when he had called the meeting of millers before starting cane crushing. Following the demands of farmers’ organisations, he had asked the millers to complete crushing of damaged cane within three weeks, and millers too agreed but after more than one month has passed, the damaged cane is still standing in the fields.

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