Sugar mills to face action if they fail to clear pending cane dues

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Lucknow: Sugarcane minister Suresh Rana has asked the government officials to ensure sugar mills clear cane dues soon. He was speaking at a monthly review meeting with officials on Thursday. During the meeting, he reviewed the ongoing preparations for the sugarcane season 2020-21.

Government is closely monitoring the daily cane payments by sugar mills. Also, instructions have been issued to take action against sugar mills if they fail to clear cane dues.

Sugarcane farmers claim they are reeling under financial burden due to a delay in cane payments. The lockdown imposed by the government to prevent the spread of Coronavirus pandemic has also affected many sugar mills across India. Mills were unable to sell the sugar amid lockdown, due to which sugar stocks piled up in godown. Lack of finance has also affected the mills to clear cane arrears.

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