Sugar mills in Kolhapur to pay one time FRP after December 30

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Kolhapur: Sugar mills in Kolhapur have agreed to pay one time FRP (Fair and remunerative price) to cane growers and stated that the amount would be deposited on farmers account after December 30.

The decision was taken in a meeting held in Kolhapur which was presided over by Ganpatrao Patil, chairman, Datta sugar mill, Shirol.

In a press release issued by the millers, they said the decision has been taken with the expectation that the state government will announce the loan waiver to farmers by December-end.

The statement reads, “Three months have passed since the mills have started cane crushing. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has declared that the farmers’ loan will be waived. We are expecting that the decision in this regard will be taken during the upcoming assembly session in Nagpur. I view of this, we will deposit the one-time FRP to the bank accounts of the farmers.”

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