Demand to release sugar mills’ pending subsidy

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Bijnor: Farmers’ leaders from the district urged the central government to disburse pending subsidy to the sugar mills so that they can pay the sugarcane dues to the cane growers. The delegation of senior BJP leaders including Sitaram Rana, Padam Singh, Noubahar Singh, and Chhatrapal Singh met Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan in Delhi and put forward their demand. 

According to the media reports, Bijnor sugar mills owe around Rs 30 crores to sugarcane farmers, Chandpur sugar mill has an outstanding amount of Rs 12 crores, whereas Barkatput sugar is yet to clear Rs 61 crores.  

Sitaram Rana said that clearing subsidies would help the mills to pay cane dues and minister assured us that soon subsidy will be released. 

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