Under pressure from agitating farmers, the state government has started taking strict action against private sugar mills functionaries resulting in improved payment of outstanding cane arrears.
According to sources in cane development department (CDD), the general manager of Mawana sugar mill at Meerut, with huge outstanding amount, has been sent to jail under essential commodities Act. The Muzaffar Nagar district magistrate has appointed controller in two private sugar mills at Budhana and Titawi for monitoring the stock of manufactured sugar and payment of cane arrears on regular basis.
Seeing strict measures being taken by state administration the private sugar mills has stepped efforts aimed making payment of outstanding cane arrears. Earlier UP Sugar Mill Association (UPSMA) office bearers, on pretext of losses incurred due to hike in cane price, were pleading the chief minister not to pressurise them for payment of arrears but now situation has seemingly changed visible in data released by CDD on Thursday.
With promising to clear dues within fortnight, the sugar mills so far has made 70.32 percent of total outstanding cane arrears which amounts Rs 14578 crore, said, Bhupendar Singh Bisht, the public relation officer of CDD.
In last few days the sugar mills paid Rs 1400 crore to farmers while the cane commissioner, Kamran Rizwi had promised Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) delegation to make sugar mills to pay Rs 1000 within in a week. Notably following gherao of CDD headquarters by BKU workers last week the state administration started mounting pressure on sugar mills for the payment.
Meanwhile on civil services day, April 21 the CDD is being awarded with 'pradhanmantri award' for successful implementation of cane information system in UP. Under this system farmers are given all information, from date of cane supply to payment of arrears, through SMS service in advance, said the CDD public relation officer on Thursday.
Ahmedabad Writer: Amrita Shah Publisher: Bloomsbury Rs499 Amrita Shah is a perfect flâneur who unfolds the city of Ahmedabad in front of the reader in a series of vignettes. This is a kaleidoscopic city which encompasses and locates itself between crisis, recollection and obliteration, writes ANKITA ARORA Ahmedabad, also known as Amdavad, is the seventh largest city in India...
A day-long Workshop was organised by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) on the topic “Managing People Successfully” here on Wednesday.The session was conducted by CM Krishna, Honorary Advisor to PHDCCI and Dr (Cdr...
The alternative to the Iran deal is not some kind of unicorn fantasy that contemplates Iran's complete capitulation.
It is difficult to make an interesting promo of films such as Drishyam. The promo is gripping, but the film is more gripping.
APJ Abdul Kalam's tenure as President had witnessed unprecedented growth in US-India relations. He was an inspiration.