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Sugar mills owe Rs 5,664 crore cane dues to farmers for 2022-23 crushing season: UP govt

Lucknow,  Cane dues of Rs 5,664 crore has been pending for payments to farmers on various sugar mills in the state for the 2022-23 crushing season, the Uttar Pradesh government said on Wednesday.

“As per information till Jul 24, cane dues of Rs 5,664 of farmers are pending for payments,” Cane Development Minister Lakshmi Narain Chaudhary said in a written reply in the state assembly on a question of member Ajay Kumar.

He said that rules and regulations are in place to ensure payment of farmers and action is taken accordingly.PTI