CM approves Rs 193.24 crore to clear sugarcane farmers’ dues
The chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has approved a sum of Rs 193.24 crore for clearing the remaining dues of sugarcane farmers. With this amount being approved, the farmers will be paid the remaining value of their sugarcane produce.
It should be mentioned here that with sugar mills not clearing the remaining dues of the sugarcane farmers, the farmers, their representatives and farmers’ organisations had been requesting the chief minister consistently to do the needful to resolve the issue. Considering this, Rawat has approved the sum in the larger interests of the farmers.
The chief minister said that the timely payment to sugarcane farmers for their produce must be ensured. He also issued directions for effective measures towards improvement of sugar mills and swift redressal of issues faced by sugarcane farmers. Rawat said, “Out aim is to protect the interests of farmers. For this, plans should be executed considering the interest of farmers. Focus should also be laid on how to increase the income of farmers through sugarcane cultivation.”
The chief minister further said that the sugar mills will also have to focus on strengthening their financial condition so that in the future such mills in the cooperative and public sector can clear the dues of farmers at their own level.
Thursday, 10 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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