Farmers’ Indefinite Dharna In Punjab Over Non-Payment Of Sugarcane Dues

BKU(D) senior VP Kirpal Singh Moosapur, while tending to the dissenters, claimed an unreasonable defer in the leeway of contribution and the beginning of stick pounding season.


Phagwara, Punjab: The Bharti Kisan Association (Doaba) organized a dharna to fight the non-leeway of stick ranchers’ levy of about ₹ 42 crore by a sugar factory in Phagwara in Punjab.

The “endless” fight was removed hours after the fact after a gathering with the Punjab horticulture serve who guaranteed a designation of ranchers clearing the levy by Walk 2024.


The fighting ranchers said the sum has been forthcoming throughout the previous three years.


In September, the ranchers had locked the entryways of the sugar factory and had held a four-day dharna to come down on specialists to clear the duty after its proprietors had reneged on their commitment of clearing the levy in portions.


During the gathering in Chandigarh with a designation of the BKU (Doaba), serve Gurmeet Singh Khudian said all levy of sugarcane ranchers forthcoming with the plant in Phagwara will be cleared by Walk 31, 2024.


Other than the priest, extraordinary boss secretary (farming) KAP Sinha, BKU (Doaba) president Manjit Singh Rai and BKU (Lakhowal) president Harinder Singh were likewise present.


Mr Khudian coordinated Agent Chief of Kapurthala Karnail Singh to guarantee installment of ₹ 9.72 crore to ranchers by the current factory proprietor and the principal portion of around ₹ 2 crore ought to be paid before the beginning of the stick pulverizing season.


He likewise requested that the DC assist the method involved with appending properties connected with the defaulting proprietors of the factory to make installments to the stick ranchers by Walk 2024.


He asked the authorities worried to quickly open the factory, which has been fixed for a couple of days following fights, so that expected fixes would be guaranteed to make it functional before the start of the current year’s devastating season.

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