‘SUGARCANE FARMERS TO GET ARREARS BY DECEND’
JALANDHAR: Punjab jails and cooperative minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Saturday said the remaining dues of sugarcane farmers, amounting to ₹700 crore, will be cleared by December end.
Randhawa, while talking to farmers, officers of mills and representatives of the executive agency, said the pending 30% of the amount will be disbursed by December end.
“The state government has already cleared 70% of the amount. We are in the process of clearing up the next 30%,” said Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa.
The minister, who had come to inspect the ongoing work of expansion at the 62-year-old Bhogpur Sugar Mill, informed that the project will commence by February next year.
"The state government is spending ₹108 crore on this project that will enhance the capacity of this plant to 3,000 tons of cane crushing per day (TCD) from 1016 TCD,” he said.
Randhawa said a cogeneration plant will also be set up to produce 15 Mega Watt (MW) of power, out of which 8.54 MW will be exported to the Punjab State Power Corporation Limited (PSPCL).