NOTICES ISSUED TO SUGAR MILLS
Sugar commissioner Sambhaji Kadu Patil has issued notices to 40 sugar mills to pay dues to farmers who have supplied sugarcane on a regular basis. Out of the total 187 sugar mills in the state, only 100 mills have cleared their dues to the farmers. As the season of the sugarcane crop in Maharashtra comes to an end, the question of massive arrears mounting to crores of rupees looms large before the state government and the sugar commissioner. If the mill owners do not pay the dues before the season ends, then the farmers will stage protests and agitations in front of the mills.