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Yogi Adityanath govt to take action against sugar mills flouting NGT norms

Out of 116 sugar mills, 56 have cleared all dues while there were no dues in case of 25 mills

Press Trust of India  |  Balrampur 

Yogi Adityanath govt to take action against sugar mills flouting NGT norms

The will take stern action against sugar factories that flout green norms and are spreading pollution, the state sugarcane development minister warned on Tuesday.

"The will deal sternly with flouting (National Green Tribunal) norms and those spreading pollution," Rana told reporters here.


The minister also said that out of the 116 sugar mills, 56 have cleared all dues while there were no dues in case of 25 mills.

Rana further said, "It is for the first time in the history of the country that Rs 6,000 crore worth payments have been made to farmers in one month by the

"With this, the mills have made payments totalling Rs 21,650 crore to farmers so far, which is a record."

The minister said that farmers' confidence has gone up ever since came to power in the state as a result of which the area under sugarcane cultivation increased by 2 lakh hectare.

First Published: Tue, May 23 2017. 20:58 IST
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