Chandigarh: Assisting sugar mills, Haryana government released Rs 169 crore to ten sugar mills in the state and have asked them to pay the pending dues of the sugarcane farmers to support them during the lockdown period. This comes as big relief to cane growers.
Co-operative Minister Dr Banwari Lal said, “We have assisted mills to ensure that they help farmers in the present situation. We have released 15.80 crore to Panipat Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 27.30 crore to Rohtak Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 18.30 crore to Karnal Cooperative Sugar Mill, Rs 21.10 crore to Sonipat Cooperative Sugar mill and Rs 3.70 crore to the cooperative sugar mill of Shahabad. He said that similarly, Rs 13.50 crore have been released to the Jind Cooperative Sugar mill, Rs 25.35 crore to Palwal Cooperative Sugar mill, Rs 17.20 crore to Meham Cooperative Sugar mill, Rs 19.15 crore Kaithal Cooperative Sugar mill and Rs 7.60 crore to Gohana cooperative Sugar mill.”
Even in Uttar Pradesh, farmers have demanded from sugar mills to release their pending dues. After the central government announced a relief package on the backdrop of coronavirus pandemic, former Union Minister Jitin Prasada demanded that the government should order mills to clear the outstanding cane dues of the farmers in Uttar Pradesh.