Sugar mills directed to pay sugarcane farmers as per fixed FRP

Kalaburagi: Sugar mills should pay farmers as per the fixed fair and remunerative price (FRP) and transport subsidy as per the notification issued by the Sugar Commissioner, said Yeshwant Gurukar, Deputy Commissioner, reports The Hindu.

He was speaking at a press conference here on Wednesday.

As per the Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966 (Clause 6), a bilateral agreement between the sugar mills and farmers for sugarcane registration and supply and payment of FRP is mandatory. The Deputy Commissioner’s office will prepare the agreement document copies and issue them to the farmers and sugar mills through the tehsildar, he said.

Strict action will be initiated against the mills that fail to pay farmers as per FRP or delay the cane payment. The bilateral agreement will help farmers to eliminate issues like delays in cane payment and the entry of middlemen, he said.

“Each mill has to appoint two supervisors to monitor the harvesting process and the mills will intimate farmers when to harvest their cane,” he further added.


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