Bengaluru, Karnataka: State Sugar Minister Shankar Patil Munenakoppa said that the government will ensure that the pending cane dues of Rs 381.72 crore for the 2021-22 crushing season will be released soon, reports The Hindu.
The private sugar mills have so far cleared dues worth Rs 19,364 crore to the cane farmers for the ongoing crushing season, he said.
The cane dues of Rs 381.72 crore are yet to be paid by 24 sugar mills till May 31, 2022, and legal action would be taken against the management of the mills if they failed to release it in the next few days, warned the minister.
The government is taking steps to revive closed sugar mills located in Pandavapura, Mandya, and Bagalkot, he informed.
The minister said that sugar mills in the state have produced 59 lakh tonnes of sugar by crushing 6.22 lakh crore tonnes of cane during the 2021-22 crushing season .