MLA alleges Rs 3,300 crore corruption in cooperative sugar mills in Haryana

Chandigarh: The state-run cooperative sugar mills in Haryana have suffered a loss of Rs 3,300 crore due to siphoning off of molasses and under-weighing of procured sugarcane from last four years, alleged independent MLA Balraj Kundu.

The Meham MLA stated in a press conference that he had written to the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar with relevant documents in this regard.

Kundu said, “From the last four years, there was complete misutilisation of funds leading to corruption. The loss has gone from Rs 13 crore in 2013 to Rs 94 crore in the Meham sugar mill alone in 2018-19. There are 10 such mills in the state. If we go by sugar recovery, against nearly 12-13 per cent by private sugar mills, state-run mills only have a recovery of 8-9 per cent which means that almost 25 per cent is siphoned off quietly.”

Stating that he will raise these issues in the Budget session, he said, “There are other issues also. The account of 80,000 quintal molasses for the year 2016-17 was not available.”

He expects that the chief minister would take action on his demands.

Recently, BJP’s Manish Grover has sent a legal notice to Balraj Kundu, for allegedly maligning his image by taking his name in a “multi-crore scam” of sugar mills and other tendering process.

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