Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh: IPL sugar mill, Siswa has cleared cane arrears of around Rs 2.28 crore. Still, sugar mill is yet to clear full pending cane arrears. The district administration has directed the sugar mill management to clear the pending cane arrears on time and provide relief to cane growers.
Government is closely monitoring the daily cane payments by sugar mills. 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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