Sugarcane farmers warn of agitation if sugar mill fails to clear cane dues

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Deoria, Uttar Pradesh: Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU), an organisation fighting for the rights of the farmers, warns of agitation if mills fail to clear sugarcane arrears.

The meeting of the BKU was held on Wednesday, where they discussed the strategy on strengthening the union. Raghavendra Pratap Sahi, district unit head of the BKU said, “The Pratappur sugar mill owes crores of rupees. If the mill fails to clear cane dues then we will launch an agitation.”

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 are piling up in godown. Lack of finance has also affected the mills to clear cane arrears.

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