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  • Agri minister orders release of money
  • Rs 1 cr to sugarcane farmers from Sangrur
  • Orders to release payment by Jan. 22

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Lending a sympathetic ear to the concerns of sugarcane farmers, S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian also directed Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur Mr. Jitendra Jorwal to ensure that the farmers should not face any hardship in selling their produce

Minister Khudian orders release of over Rs 1 crore to sugarcane farmers

Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian directed the department officials to transfer Rs. 1.05 crore into the bank accounts of sugarcane farmers from the Sangrur area by Monday, besides, directing Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur to ensure the release of pending payment (around Rs. 6.95 crores) from the Bhagwanpura Sugar Mill to farmers by the end of this month.

These directions were issued by the Agriculture Minister during a meeting with Sangrur district administration, management of M/s Bhagwanpura Sugar Mill, Dhuri, and representatives of Ganna Kashatkar Sangharsh Committee, Dhuri at his office here on Thursday.

Lending a sympathetic ear to the concerns of sugarcane farmers, S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian also directed Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur Mr. Jitendra Jorwal to ensure that the farmers should not face any hardship in selling their produce because of any unfair practice of slow purchase and lifting of the sugarcane crop.

Sangrur district authorities apprised the Agriculture Minister that around 2 lakh quintals sugarcane of from the Bhagwanpura Sugar Mill has been crushed through mills situated at Amloh, Budhewal, Mukerian, and Nakodar as the Dhuri unit was non-operational.


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