Goa: Cane growers want government to decide fate of Sanjivani sugar mill by September 25

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Ponda, Goa: Sugarcane farmers have asked the state government to decide over the fate of the defunct Sanjivani Sugar mill by September 25. According to the news report published in The Times of India, the farmers want the government to compensate them for the next ten years if it decides to shut the operations of the sugar mill. The farmers have stated that as they are engaged in sugarcane cultivation, it will be difficult for them to change the crop cultivation pattern and they deserve the compensation.

As many as 318 sugarcane farmers have signed a memorandum of their demands and sent to the chief minister Pramod Sawant urging him to take a decision on their demand by September 25.

The farmers claim that the closure of the sugar mill will not only affect the cane growers but will also affect the large number of people that depend on this sugar mill. The mill has registered a loss due to unavailability of sugarcane and various reason.

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