Farmers’ body want action against mills not paying FRP

Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana (SSS) has demanded that the State government need to choose action towards sugar mills that have failed to pay out Reasonable and Remunerative Value (FRP) to farmers.

Sugar mills in Maharashtra have crushed 709 lakh sugarcane to generate 716 lakh quintals of sugar. Until past month about 22 for each cent FRP was due.

SSS submitted a memorandum to State Sugar Commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad stating that quite a few sugar mills have breached the guarantee to pay out the one particular-time FRP and are supplying the volume in phases, when quite a few mills have not paid any FRP to farmers.

The Sugarcane (Command) Purchase, 1966 stipulates the payment of the cane price tag in 14 days of supply, failing which 15 for each cent for each annum curiosity on the dues is payable.

The Sugar Commissioner has confident farmers’ leaders that he will choose action towards mills that have failed to pay out FRP in time.

According to the details provided by Sugar Commissioner business, 182 mills have to FRP of ₹9,148 crore, of which ₹7,115 crore has been paid. Mills have to pay out ₹2,030 crore dues to farmers.