Punjab: Sugarcane farmers to get pending dues by first week of September

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Chandigarh: Sugarcane farmers will get their pending cane dues from the cooperative sugar mills by the first week of September, said Amrik Singh Aliwal, the Chairman, Sugarfed.

“Our department is committed to the welfare of farmers and we have made a provision of Rs 300 crore in the budget of 2021-22 for clearing cane dues of the farmers,” he said.

According to the news report published in punjabnewsexpress.com, Chairman said, “The efforts of the Cooperation Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has resulted into nine sugar mills releasing dues worth Rs 486.24 crore pending for 2019-20 season and Rs 417.33 crore out of Rs 472.10 crore for the 2020-21 season. Out of the remaining Rs 54.77 crore, the finance department has sanctioned Rs 45 crore that will be paid to the cane farmers by the first week of September,.”

“We are yet to receive an export subsidy and buffer stock subsidy worth Rs 9.77 crore for the cooperative mills from the central government and expect that the centre will release the dues as early as possible,” he concluded.

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