Goa government releases harvesting cost to cane farmers

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Ponda, Goa: Goa government has released the harvesting cost to the sugarcane farmers after nine months of the end of the last crushing season. The government had already paid Rs 65 lakh out of pending Rs 1.6 crore and the remaining amount will be credited to their bank accounts on Monday.

During the 2019-20 crushing season, around 825 farmers had sent 26,440 tonnes of sugarcane to the Sanjivani Cooperative Sugar Mill located at Dharbandora.

According to the news report published in Thetimesofindia.com, Narendra Sawaikar, chairman, Sugarcane Farmers’ Facilitation Committee said, the sugar factory’s cane rate last year was Rs 1200 per tonne. The state government paid a support price of Rs 1800 which totalled the amount to Rs 3,000 per tonne for the cane supplied by the farmer to the mill. But the payment of harvesting cost, Rs 600 per tonne, was pending and has now been released.

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