Tamil Nadu CM urges Nirmala Sitharaman to take urgent steps to revive sugar industry

Chennai: Tamil Nadu sugar industry is in deep crisis, and they are awaiting financial assistance to come on track. State Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has written a letter to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to take immediate steps to revive the sugar industry. As many as 4 lakh farmers are affected due to the bad condition of the sugar industry in the state.

Recently, Union Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had assured Tamil Nadu sugar industry to revive when she met the representatives of the sugar sector in Chennai.

Sugar producers from the state have requested a relief package to come out of this grim situation. Drought in the state has impacted the sugarcane production. The cane shortage has affected the mills as many were forced to shut it. Drought impact is likely to persist in season 2019-2020 too.

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