Fri. Mar 1st, 2024


CHANDIGARH: Punjab Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Minister Gurmeet Singh Khudian directed the division officers to switch Rs. 1.05 crore into the financial institution accounts of sugarcane farmers from Sangrur space by Monday, moreover, directing Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur to make sure the discharge of pending fee (round Rs. 6.95 crores) from the Bhagwanpura Sugar Mill to farmers by the top of this month.

These instructions have been issued by the Agriculture Minister throughout a gathering with Sangrur district administration, administration of M/s Bhagwanpura Sugar Mill, Dhuri and representatives of Ganna Kashatkar Sangharsh Committee, Dhuri at his workplace right here on Thursday.

Lending sympathetic ear to the issues of sugarcane farmers, S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian additionally directed Deputy Commissioner, Sangrur Mr. Jitendra Jorwal to make sure that the farmers shouldn’t face any hardship in promoting their produce due to any unfair follow of sluggish buy and lifting of the sugarcane crop.

Sangrur district authorities apprised the Agriculture Minister that round 2 lakh quintals sugarcane of the Bhagwanpura Sugar Mill has been crushed by mills located at Amloh, Budhewal, Mukerian and Nakodar because the Dhuri unit was non-operational.

Reiterating the dedication of Chief Minister S. Bhagwant Singh Mann led Punjab Government for the welfare of the state farmers, S. Gurmeet Singh Khudian mentioned that nobody might be allowed to use the ‘annadata’ and pursuits of the farmers might be safeguarded. He mentioned that Punjab is main state within the nation in offering the utmost State Agreed Price (SAP) to sugarcane cultivators. With the hike in SAP, now farmers are getting Rs. 391 per quintal for his or her yield.

Special Secretary Agriculture Mr. Sanyam Aggarwal, ADGP Jaskarn Singh, SSP Sangrur Sartaj Singh Chahal, Cane Commissioner Punjab Rajesh Kumar Raheja and different officers of the departments involved have been additionally current within the assembly.

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