Maharashtra cane growers asked to be aware of mills’ financial status

Maharashtra Sugar Commissioner has asked farmers in the Condition to be conscious of the monetary standing of the mills just before giving sugarcane to them.

In an formal take note to farmers, Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad has supplied aspects on the mills potential to shell out absolutely and on time the Fair and Remunerative Selling price (FRP) fixed for the cane by the Centre.

False guarantees

Mills in Maharashtra will begin crushing functions on Oct fifteen and the Sugar Commissioner take note suggests that for the duration of the existing crushing time ending September 30, some mills have paid entire FRP inside of the stipulated timeframe, whilst some others have not paid the quantity irrespective of the deadline lapsing.

Gaikwad mentioned that farmers repeatedly complain to the governing administration and his business about not getting FRP payment, or lower payment, or delayed payment.

The Sugar Commissioner included that some significant issues about mills consist of luring farmers by promising increased payments than the FRP and then refusing to fulfil the guarantee. Some mills refuse to crush cane, whilst some shell out only element of the FRP at the commencing of the time and keep the dues pending. “Some objectionable methods like paying out significant quantity than the FRP to picked farmers (to draw in other farmers to deliver their cane to the mill) and then deceiving some others have been seen. Different organisations come with morchas, starvation strikes, and dharnas in this regard”.

The Sugar Commissioner business has taken action towards truant mills by slapping them with an RRC detect, he mentioned.