Private sugar mill at Appakudal has agreed to pay the pending arrears worth Rs 64 crore to the sugarcane farmers by September 30, informed Tamil Nadu Sugarcane Farmers Association.
According to the news report published in Thehindu.com, District secretary of the association, A M Munusamy said, “It is mandatory that sugar mills should clear the cane bills within 14 days as per the Sugarcane (Control) Order 1966. But failed to pay the dues, and with no option, we commenced an indefinite protest in front of the mill from August 19.”
A tripartite meeting was held in which Gobichettipalayam Revenue Divisional Officer Jayaraman, Tahsildar Periyasamy, agricultural officers, Deputy Superintendent of Police Karthikeyan, company managers and association members attended.
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