Lahore, Pakistan: Hanif Gujjar, secretary-general of Pakistan Kisan Movement, has rejected the recent amendments in Sugar Factories Control Act stating that it is is anti-farmer.
He said that the farmers get good rates after selling sugarcane to sugar mills. Sugar mills won’t pay farmers if they run into losses. The farmers prefer to get cash for their product rather than getting their payment through the banks.
“Agriculture is the backbone of our country’s economy and we are not able to realize what the government is doing through the amendment. The Cane Purchase Receipt already mentions all the details including weight and rate at which cane is sold.” he further added.
The Pakistan government is planning to introduce a new law that will fine sugar mills Rs 5 million per day for delay in cane crushing. According to the local media report, the government is in discussion with the provincial government to enact the law.
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