June 23, 2024

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Farmers’ body want action against mills not paying FRP

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) has demanded that the State govt should choose motion towards sugar mills that have failed to shell out Good and Remunerative Value (FRP) to farmers.

Sugar mills in Maharashtra have crushed 709 lakh sugarcane to develop 716 lakh quintals of sugar. Till very last month about 22 for every cent FRP was thanks.

SSS submitted a memorandum to State Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad indicating that many sugar mills have breached the guarantee to shell out the 1-time FRP and are providing the quantity in phases, even though many mills have not paid any FRP to farmers.

The Sugarcane (Control) Order, 1966 stipulates the payment of the cane value within fourteen times of provide, failing which 15 for every cent for every annum fascination on the dues is payable.

The Sugar Commissioner has assured farmers’ leaders that he will choose motion towards mills that have failed to shell out FRP in time.

According to the details furnished by Sugar Commissioner business, 182 mills have to FRP of ₹9,148 crore, of which ₹7,a hundred and fifteen crore has been paid. Mills have to shell out ₹2,030 crore dues to farmers.