Lucknow: Commissioner, Cane and Sugar, Shri Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy told that strict action is being taken against Sugar mills defaulting in cane price payments. He said that as per provisions laid down under Section 17(4) and 18(3) of the Uttar Pradesh Sugarcane (Regulation of Supply and Purchase) Act, 1953, the Recovery Certificates have been issued against sugar mills being negligent in Cane price payments, which includes sugar mill Malakpur-Baghpat (Modi Group), Gadoura-Maharajganj(Single unit), Chilwaria-Bahraich (Simbhaoli Group), Itimaida-Balrampur(Bajaj Group) and Bisauli-Badaun (Yadu group).
Giving information in this regard, Cane Commissioner told that in the order of recovery certificates issued, the concerned District Administration will be able to recover the due cane price payment as arrears of land revenues, which will help in making cane price payment to the farmers. He said that in review meetings held from time to time to speed-up the cane price payment, instructions have been issued to ensure the speedy cane price payments and due to this the process of payment has accelerated, out of 120 operational sugar mills in the crushing session 2020-2021 of the state, 36 sugar mills have paid 100% cane price for the crushing season 2020-21 and 29 sugar mills have made more than 80 percent cane price payment, out of which 19 sugar mills have made more than 90 percent cane price payments.
The Cane Commissioner also told that the cane price payment is being reviewed regularly and in view of the apathy towards payment by the above 05 sugar mills, Recovery certificates have been issued against them. Strict action will be taken against the sugar mills who will not comply with the instructions issued.