Teams will pay surprise visit to sugar mills to check sugarcane weighing

Satara, Maharashtra: The district administration has formed 11 teams that will conduct surprise checks of the weighing machine of sugar mills in the district and will take strict action against the mills if found violating any law.

Teams have been formed after the complaints from farmers associations that mills are engaged in underweighment of sugarcane. They will pay a sudden visit to inspect the weighing machines in sugar mills, and action will be taken against those found guilty.

The administration has intensified exercise to eradicate the evil of underweighment. Farmers get their bills based on the weight of their cane done at these weighing machines.

In Uttar Pradesh also, Commissioner, Cane and Sugar Sanjay R. Bhoosreddy had issued instructions that in case of underweighment will found the FIR will be lodged against sugar mill along with original equipment manufacturer of weighbridges.

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