Sugarcane farmers in Haryana are suffering: Rajya Sabha MP Selja Kumari

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Chandigarh: Haryana government has failed to address the plight of sugarcane farmers, said Selja Kumari, state Congress president and Rajya Sabha MP.

“Government is not taking adequate steps to address the issues related to non-procurement of sugarcane crop and non-payment of dues. The farmers are deliberately harassed by the concerned authorities while purchasing their cane,” she said.

“Take an example of Palwal mill. Farmers from four districts including Palwal, Faridabad, Nuh and Gurugram sell their cane to the mill, but the farmers are facing losses as the mill has not taken their cane for crushing,” she said.

Selja said that the government had spent Rs 12 crore on machines in this mill, but these machines were not working and the mill is closed. She urged the government to take immediate steps to address farmers issues.

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