Punjab

Sugarcane growers’ arrears not cleared yet

Dilbag Singh | April 04, 2020 12:18 PM

 

NAKODAR Resentment prevails among sugarcane growers of Nakodar, Shahkot and Phillaur subdivisions against non- clearance of dues of more than Rs22.61croresof 2018-2019 season and 2.86 cores of 2017-2018 season by the Nakodar Cooperative Sugar Mill Limited. The affected farmers alleged that payments to cane growers were being delayed even after they mentioned that the mill would be responsible to clear the bills within six months of their issuance. The cane growers have visited the mill several times since November 2018 for getting the bills cleared but without success.

Neither the mill director nor the other officials were ready to address their problems, farmers alleged.  The mill managing director was not available for comments even after repeated attempts.

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