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Muzaffarnagar mills clear Rs 1,206 cr of cane payments

Press Trust of India 

Eight sugar mills in the district have cleared sugarcane payments of Rs 1,206.91 crore out of total dues of Rs 1,645.97 crore to farmers in the current season, an said.

The mills purchased 51.5 lakh tonnes of sugarcane from farmers till February 11 this season against 46.2 lakh tonnes in the year ago period, the said.

The district administration is trying to get clear all the dues of farmers, the added.

The has raised the sugarcane price by Rs 10 to Rs 315 per quintal for 2017-18 season that started in October.

According to the Indian Sugar Mills Association, as many as 119 sugar mills in the state produced 54.48 lakh tonnes of sugar till January 31 in the current season.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 11:40 IST