Private sugar mills yet to clear cane dues of Rs 3,964 cr for 2021-22 season: Minister

Updated: Sep 21 2022 7:45PM

Private sugar mills yet to clear cane dues of Rs 3,964 cr for 2021-22 season: Minister

Lucknow, Sep 21 (PTI) Private sugar mills in Uttar Pradesh are yet to clear outstanding dues of Rs 3,964.45 crore of sugarcane farmers for the 2021-22 crushing season, the state Legislative Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

In reply to a question, Sugarcane Development and Sugar Mills Minister Chaudhary Laxmi Narayan said that in the crushing season 2021-22, some private sector sugar mills have to clear the dues worth Rs 3,964.45 crore.

Leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at the government saying that there is a double engine government but about Rs 4,000 crore have not yet been paid while they claim to be the well wishers of the farmers.