Keep a written agreement with mill owners regarding sugar cane rates: Minister to cane growers

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Belagavi: Out of 69 sugar mills in Karnataka, 61 have started cane crushing, said Tourism and Sugar minister CT Ravi.

Speaking on the pending FRP at S Nijalingappa Sugar Factory Foundation board meeting, he said, “We have asked the concerned officials to clear the dues before starting cane crushing.”

“There was a decrease of 66 tonnes of sugarcane yield due to flood in the district. The government has paid Rs 2 crore to S Nijalingappa Sugar Foundation to help cane growers,” Ravi further added.

Minister suggested the sugarcane farmers to get advance money before crushing and keep a written agreement with mill owners regarding sugar cane price. Such written agreements will help the government to intervene in case of a dispute between mill owners and sugar cane growers.

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