Haryana: Lunch at Rs 10 in sugar mill canteen

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Kaithal: The sugarcane cultivators can now take their cane to the sugar mills and need not have to carry their tiffin as the mill administration will provide them lunch at Rs 10 in the mill’s canteen. The facility will be available for cane harvesters along with the employees of the mill. The government has issued instructions to the mills to open ‘Atal Kisaan canteen’ in the mill premises. The facility will be available at all the mills in the state.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal had stated that the canteen will be opened at markets in the state to provide the farmers lunch at a low rate. On the same line, the government has decided to open the canteens at all the 10 cooperative sugar mills in the state. The process of opening the canteen at Kaithal Cooperative Sugar Mill has started.

With the token system, farmers and other employees will get lunch. At the canteen, the farmers will have to pay Rs 10 per plate. The rest of the expenditure will be borne by the mill management through subsidy.

Jagdip Singh, managing director of the sugar mill said, “The ‘Atal Kisan Canteen’ will be opened soon in our sugar mill and we have initiated the process for the same. Canteen facility will be available in all the ten co-operative mills of the state as per the instructions of the government. This will help farmers to get food at a low rate.”

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