Large number of sugar mills are lying closed in Uttar Pradesh: Congress


Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Ajay Kumar Lallu made it clear that the Congress will not enter into a tie-up with any political party in 2022 State Assembly elections. He also said that the Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be the “face of the party” in the assembly election.

According to the news agency PTI, Lallu said, “In the past (during the Congress rule), UP was known by its industries, small-scale industries and sugar mills. Today, on the contrary, a large number of sugar mills are lying closed.”

Whereas Yogi government claims since they came into power sugar mills in the state improved. UP CM Yogi Adityanath had earlier stated that due to the tireless efforts made in the interest of cane farmers, a record cane price payment of more than Rs.1,00,000 crore was possible between 2017-2020. This payment is Rs.46,633 crore more than the combined cane price payment of Rs.53,367 crore of the previous 3 years of 2014-17. He also told that this cane price payment during 2017-20 is Rs.4,785 crore more than the cumulative cane price payment of Rs.95,215 crore paid during 2012-17 period. It is also noteworthy that the outstanding cane price payment of Rs. 4,466 crore of the year 2012-2017 period was also paid during 2017-2020, to the farmers of the state.

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