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Dhampur sugar mill, Mansurpur has initiated a sanitization drive in the premises of the sugar mill on Sunday. The mill administration sanitized the mill premises as well as the Mansurpur railway station, Sugarcane committee office, Cooperative bank, local areas, temple and other important places in the town.
The Uttarakhand government had on Saturday said that an amount of Rs 198.64 crore has been given to the public and cooperative sugar mills to clear the pending cane dues of the sugarcane farmers immediately.
The three sugar mills from the district have witnessed the lower crushing of sugarcane for the ongoing season indicating a crisis for the farmers and mill owners. The crushing has come down to 42,000 tonnes this season leading to the five sugar mills from the north Andhra Pradesh with no option but to find an alternative. The farmers from the region are also shifting to alternate crops as they are not getting good returns by cultivating sugarcane.
Following the shortage of the sugarcane for crushing at the final phase of the cane crushing season the Kisan cooperative sugar mill will be closing its operations on May 9.