Naraingarh sugar mill workers call off strike

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Ambala: The workers associated with the Naraingarh sugar mill called off their 16-day long strike following the assurance of a hike in salary and acceptance of their other demands.

According to the news report published in Hindustan Times, the consensus was reached after the mill workers’ union and farmers from Ambala and Panchkula gathered near the mill under the leadership of senior Samyukt Kisan Morcha (SKM) leader Gurnam Singh Charuni. Additional cane commissioner to Haryana agriculture department, JS Brar, SDM Niraj and mill owner Rahul Anand also reached the spot later.

Churani has asked the mill owner to start the cane crushing operations by November 25 after the workers’ demands are met. The farmers have postponed their agitation scheduled on Tuesday after the meeting.

Recently, the Haryana cane commissioner had withdrawn his letter asking sugar mills of Bhadson in Karnal, Shahabad, and Yamunanagar to ready for possible diversion of sugarcane from the Naraingarh sugar mill assigned area in case it fails to commence operations for the upcoming crushing season. The Naraingarh Sugar Mills Ltd. is likely to continue operations this season. This will benefit more than 7000 sugarcane farmers associated with the sugar mill.

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