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Nakodar mill expecting 21.50 lakh quintals sugar cane this season

Indian Education
Nakodar: The cash-strapped Nakodar cooperative sugar mill is in for better times this crushing season. As per estimates, the mill is likely to receive more than 21.50 lakh quintals of sugarcane this year which is almost equal to 21.52 lakh quintals received last year. Managing director of the mill S.K.Kureel said the sugarcane was being cultivated over 3288 hectares. He said the minimum price of sugarcane has been fixed at Rs 310 per quintal by the Union Government. Kureel said the mill incurred Rs. 29.9 crore loss last year due to high production cost and the total deficit is Rs 160.82 crores.MD said the cost of production of one quintal sugar was Rs. 4494 whereas its sale price was Rs. 3103.

Cane growers’ arrears not cleared yet

Punjabi Politics
NAKODAR: Resentment prevails among sugar growers of Nakodar, Shahkot and Phillaur subdivisions against non- clearance of dues of more than Rs 39 crores 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 2017 for getting the bills cleared but without success.

Fazilka cane growers resent delay in payment

Our Correspondent Fazilka, June 10 Resentment is brewing among sugarcane growers of Fazilka district as they have not been paid their dues by the Fazilka Central Cooperative Sugar Mills Limited. The sugar mill owes Rs 30.5 crore to the farmers. The cane crushing season ended on April 8 and since then the farmers have been waiting for their dues. Hundreds of families of farmers have been facing financial hardships on account of non-payment of their dues. The area under cultivation has also come down due to indifferent attitude of the successive governments. Information gathered by The Tribune revealed that the sugarcane was grown in around 6,500 acres in 110 villages this year as compared to 9,000 acres in 150 villages last year. Gurwant Singh, a sugarcane cultivator, rued that delay in pa...

Cane growers seek dues

Punjabi Politics
Tribune News Service Sangrur, June 4 Sugarcane growers protested outside the gate of Dhuri Sugar Mill, seeking an immediate release of Rs 27.50 crore. They threatened to start an indefinite protest if the mill authorities failed to release their payment. “The authorities should have released the amount immediately after the purchase of sugarcane in February,” said Dr Anwar Bhasaur, AAP general secretary, Sangrur district.. The farmers and union leaders staged a dharna from 11 am to 3 pm, which they lifted following the authorities’ assurance that their payment would be released at the earliest. “The farmers are under debt and the delay has only compounded their problems,” said Kulwant Singh, a farmer. Dhuri SDM Amareshwar Singh said the farmers had submitt...

Chadha Sugar mill owes Rs101 cr to cane growers

Punjabi Politics
Ruchika M Khanna Tribune News Service Chandigarh, May 22 Chadha Sugar and Industries, which is caught on the wrong side of law for molasses spill in the Beas, is among the top sugar mills that have failed to clear the dues of farmers for the cane procured from them. The sugar mill is yet to pay dues of Rs 101.36 crore to the cane growers in Majha region, who had sold their sugarcane to the mill. The mill, The Tribune, has learnt had bought cane worth Rs 343.84 crore in this crushing season that began on November 15, 2017, and ended on May 17 last week. The mill, however, has paid just Rs 242.48 crore to the cane growers. Since the sugar mill has been sealed, pending inquiry into the molasses spillage, there is little hope for cane growers to get their dues from it anytime soon. Information...

Expedite payment to cane growers: Khaira

Punjabi Politics
Chandigarh: Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira has urged Cane Commissioner Jaswant Singh to direct the owners of Rana Sugar Mill, Buttar Sewian, Amritsar, to release the pending amount of sugarcane growers of the area. Khaira said the payments of around 50 per cent of the farmers were kept pending by the sugar mill. The AAP leader alleged that the financial condition of the farmers in the state was miserable due to the anti-farmer policies of the consecutive governments and acts like this added fuel to the fire. TNS The Tribune

Cane growers await Rs 46-cr dues

Varinder Singh Tribune News Service Bhogpur (Jalandhar), Dec 3 Thousands of cane growers are peeved over the non-payment of their last year’s dues of Rs 46 crore. Balwinder Singh, sarpanch of Jalandhar’s Mali Nangal village, said it had become a habit of the managements of cooperative and private sugar mills to delay the payment of cane growers at least by a year. “The practice is against government norms, which stipulate that sugar mills should pay up farmers within 14 days of the arrival of the crop. If payment is not made within 14 days, the mills are required to pay interest on the dues. But there is no one to implement the norms,” he said. Jaswant Singh, Cane Commissioner, told The Tribune the payment of dues was in the pipeline. Cane variety gets parity An exp...