Sugarcane farmers to gherao cane commissioner’s office over Naraingarh sugar mill issue

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Ambala: Sugarcane farmers have warned to gherao (confront) the sugarcane commissioner’s office in Panchkula on September 28 as they are fearing that the Naraingarh sugar mill located at Banondi village in Ambala district won’t crush cane this season.

According to the news report published in The Times of India, to ensure that sugar mill operates in the upcoming season and discuss the strategy, the farmers under the banner of Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) associated with Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) Haryana (Charuni), BKU (Tikait), and Ganna Kisan Sangharsh Samiti (GKSS) held a meeting at the rest house at Saha in Ambala district.

Farmers claim that the sugar mill owes cane dues worth Rs 70 crore for the last season 2020-21.

The farmers are worried as the cane commissioner issued a letter stating that the cane of the Naraingarh sugar mill would be sent to the Karnal, Shahabad and Yamunanagar sugar mills. They say that the fate of cane grown over 30,000 acres of land is in the doldrums and they are worried about recovery of their cane dues.

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