Punjab

COOPERATIVE MILLS CLEAR ARREARS OF SUGARCANE FARMERS

September 17, 2019 09:17 PM

Abohar (Face2News)

The Punjab Government has cleared the entire balance of Rs 28.28 lakh payable to the sugarcane farmers of the Cooperative Sugar Mill, Bodiwala Peetha located on Abohar-Fazilka road.

Deputy Commissioner Manpreet Singh Chhatwal and MLA Devinder Singh Ghubaya distributed cheques of the balance amount to the farmers during a function held in mill premises. Now, all the arrears have been cleared.

Ghubaya said that he had requested the Cooperative and Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa regarding the release of the balance amount of the sugarcane farmers of the Fazilka Cooperative Sugar Mill, which has been fulfilled. He said that PPCC President Sunil Jakhar have rendered yeoman's service in ensuring the release of the amount.

DC Chhatwal said that after the release of the balance amount, the mill would not face closure and every effort would be made by the District Administration to ensure it's smooth running. The General Manager Bhupinder Singh Gill thanked Cooperative and Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and all the sugarcane farmers. He also appreciated the beautification drive being undertaken by the management and workers of the mill. All the dignitaries also planted saplings in the compound of the mill.

He further said that the payment of two years due to the sugarcane farmers has been released. "S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa assured me that no institution of the cooperative sector would be shut under his tenure", he added. He exhorted sugarcane farmers to sow maximum amount of sugarcane during September and October so as to ensure that the mill receives sugarcane for crushing purposes in accordance with its capacity.

The Fazilka mill is the lone one catering to 6 districts and is thus the backbone of the region and would not be allowed to shut operations. He said that instead efforts would be made to increase mill's capacity to 3000-5000 T.C.D., which would be connected to the cogeneration power plant here which would be supplied with requisite fuel thus making it self sufficient.

DC Chhatwal said that after the release of the balance amount, the mill would not face closure and every effort would be made by the District Administration to ensure it's smooth running. The General Manager Bhupinder Singh Gill thanked Cooperative and Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and all the sugarcane farmers. He also appreciated the beautification drive being undertaken by the management and workers of the mill. All the dignitaries also planted saplings in the compound of the mill. 

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