Pending cane dues: Farmers protest at gates of sugar mill in Shahjahanpur

Puwanya, Shahjahanpur: Sugarcane farmers under the leadership of Rashtriya Kisan Mazdoor Sanghatan (RKMS) started indefinite sit-in agitation outside the gates of Bajaj Sugar Mill, Maksudapur demanding clearance of pending cane dues, reports Amar Ujala.

Amarjit Singh, district president of the organization said that the sugar mill owes dues worth Rs 50 crore of the last crushing season. The mill administration had promised to clear cane dues but has not acted on it. The mill has purchased cane for this season but has not cleared cane bills for this season ad well, he said.

This has forced us to launch sit-in agitation outside the mill gate, he said.
Farmers under the banner of BKU Tikait group and Bhanu group are also agitating at several places in the district over the issues related to the cane farmers.


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