Farmer's due

Down to Earth - - LETTERS -

"Bit­ter sweet" (Novem­ber 1-15, 2014) draws our at­ten­tion to­wards the poor con­di­tion of sug­ar­cane farm­ers in the coun­try. De­spite strug­gling for days in fields, the sug­ar­cane farm­ers get poor re­turns. While sugar mills, mostly owned by sugar co­op­er­a­tives, make big money, the farm­ers rarely get their dues on time. Re­cently, the Supreme Court came to their res­cue and or­dered own­ers of sugar mills to pay the money they owe to the grow­ers by Oc­to­ber 31. Apart from this, a mech­a­nism for cash on de­liv­ery should be put in place to help the farm­ers so that they get their dues im­me­di­ately with­out has­sles.

DB N MURTHY

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