State government will not tolerate exploitation of sugarcane farmers: Minister Kuldeep Dhaliwal

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Chandigarh: The state government is set to adopt a zero-tolerance policy towards the exploitation of sugarcane farmers by the mill owners as the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann-led government has assured the welfare and prosperity of sugarcane farmers.

According to the news report published in Tribune India, Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal while addressing the farmers’ organisations said, “The owners of the private sugar mills have to pay the cane dues to the farmers in time and will shut mills if case of non-compliance.”

“The state government is in the process of equipping the sugar mills with state-of-the-art machinery and as part of this strategy, the mills at Batala and Gurdaspur are being modernized with installation of new equipment,” the minister further added.

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