Haryana government is taking steps to ensure sugar mills clear the pending cane dues. Sugarcane farmers have recently staged a demonstration for sugarcane payment.
Sugar mills in the state have yet not cleared the cane dues for the season 2020-21. Giving a respite to sugar mills, the Haryana government has released a loan amount of Rs 315 crore to 10 cooperative sugar mills for clearing pending sugarcane payments.
According to the news report published in Hindustantimes.com, Additional chief secretary (cooperation) Sanjeev Kaushal said, “Rs 34.50 crore has been released to the Panipat Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 14.60 crore to Rohtak Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 36 crore to Karnal Cooperative Sugar Mill and Rs 33.30 crore to Sonepat Cooperative Sugar Mill.
A sum of Rs 32.70 crore has been released to Shahbad Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 20.60 crore to Jind Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 33.50 crore to Palwal Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 48 crore to Meham Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 31.80 crore to Kaithal Cooperative Sugar Mill and Rs 30 crore to Gohana Cooperative Sugar Mill.”
Earlier, Cooperation Minister Dr Banwari Lal after a review meeting with the officers of Haryana State Cooperative Sugar Mills Federation (Sugarfed) had stated that Haryana government will surely clear all pending payments of sugarcane farmers’ by July 10.
He had informed that during the recent crushing season 2020-2021, the cooperative sugar mills have procured 429.35 lakh quintals of sugarcane, which amounts to a total amount of Rs 1500.83 crore, out of which Rs 1082.16 crore has been given to the sugarcane farmers and the remaining amount will be given by July 10.
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